The Portuguese national team coach Paulo Pereira has been honoured with the title of “Coach of the Year” at Sport Gala organized by national sports Federation.
Coach of the biggest surprise at Men’s EHF EURO 2020 where Portugal won historical sixth place which put them into qualification for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, praised the work of all the people in Portuguese handball:
This award, despite being individual, turns out to be a collective award for all in handball. Of course there are visible results, the classification in the EURO 2020 and the previous qualification, but it is a joint effort. If we go into more detail, it is the work of all my staff, the athletes and the clubs that, together, resulted in an excellent positive work “, started by saying Paulo Pereira. “ In addition, I feel, I feel that the handball community is with us body and soul in this. Just yesterday, at the Gala, I received a lot of congratulations and almost all went in the same direction: “ you made us dream ”, “ you made us move ”… Sometimes it’s not about winning or losing, but about the way how are we in the competition. It is the first time that a handball coach has received this award and of course it makes me very happy, but above all it is always a collective prize “, Pereira concludes.
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