The EHF European League season is entering the second half of the group stage. With one point secured after three matches, HC Alkaloid is gearing up for the next match set to be held on Tuesday, where they will go against the Danish representative Bjerringbro-Silkeborg.
The duel with the group’s frontrunner will be a new opportunity for our team to experience the intensity of playing on the away court in a European competition and once again measure its strength against a Scandinavian team. Competing against teams that play this type of handball provides valuable experience that we hope will contribute to the enhancement of our game, yielding benefits in upcoming matches.
“Bjerringbro – Silkeborg proved that they are the top favorite in our group and currently the strongest team. Our upcoming match in Denmark will be a valuable opportunity to gain new experience, which we must use to our advantage in future challenges. I am hopeful that we will deliver a better performance in the second leg, by demonstrating greater fighting spirit and motivation”, said Kiril Lazarov, coach of HC Alkaloid.
Goalkeeper Blagojche Trajkovski continues to play a crucial role this season, providing essential support to the defense. His experience proves valuable for the young players on the team, while he also views the upcoming match with the Danish representative as an opportunity for the team to grow.
“In the initial encounter with Bjerringbro – Silkeborg we experienced both positive and challenging moments throughout the match. The missed penalties and shots resulted in our second defeat in Europe. Facing Silkeborg, we gained a firsthand understanding of the strength of Danish handball, providing invaluable experience for our young players. In the coming days, we will continue analyzing the Danes, identifying our mistakes in order to correct them and ensure we deliver our best in the duel in Denmark,” said goalkeeper Blagojche Trajkoski.
The match on Tuesday will take place at Jysk Arena in Silkeborg. The game is set to commence at 08:45 PM, and it will be broadcast live on MTV 3.