RK Zagreb made a sensation by beating THW Kiel, and another victory was celebrating as acting coach Zlatko Saracevic. He was in the shadow of Boris Dvorsek, until the time Veselin Vujovic was appointed coach, who after the suspension of Vujovic, led the Zagreb to boys to another triumph after the one in Brest in SEHA:
– The boys believed they can win and thats the first precondition for a victory. We had problems with our attack in the first half, but after the half time talk we managed to release our too-high respect for THW Kiel. We had a good guess that they won’t like our 5-1 defence, but we failed in the attack in the first 30 minutes. In the remaining part of the match we played according to what we agreed, and deservedly celebrated the victory. As Vujovic said we have to build on this now, and we can’t let ourselfs sleep on the laurels of this victory. Defeat the worlds’ best team is not a small thing, but we are a young team that has to prove itself match after match – said at the conference for media the assistant coach of RK Zagreb Zlatko Saracevic.
Domagoj Duvnjak found the causes for the defeat…
– Congratulations to the whole Zagreb team for the absolutely deserved victory. We had too many technical errors, but that doesn’t nullify Zagreb’s win. They played great handball from the beginning to the end, and when the crowd recognized that they because loud and it was difficult for us to get back in the game.