After the magnificent victory, and then the draw with the French, one of the main heroes, Vladimir Cupar, spoke for HotSport.
It’s been a long time since Serbia was runner-up Europe in handball and one gets the impression that this sport has fallen into the background a bit unfairly. He was not followed as before, a representation it did not produce such good results.
After a lot of waiting, it seems that Serbian handball again ‘standing on your own’ feet! Victory over The French, and then a draw with them with the phenomenal defense of our today’s interlocutor, raised to only Serbia, but also the whole region on its feet.
HS: With a phenomenal duel with the French, you drew attention to yourself, and seriously gave the fans back hope in Serbian handball, how satisfied are you?
YOU: I am very glad that we managed to draw the attention of the fans and the public with two good games, two good games, as you said! It is important that we return Serbian handball to where it belongs, it is important that handball be one of the most important and followed sports in Serbia. I am very happy because of everything, I can’t describe it to you … One game in the national team can replace many in the club. I am overjoyed and I just hope that we will continue in this rhythm and that people will enjoy it more and more!
HS: Although the win was amazing, the draw was even ‘crazier’ with a really great finish and your defense, how did it feel at the time?
YOU: I can’t describe how happy I am that we managed to play a draw after a great victory, each player gave his contribution! I’m really overjoyed and let’s move on!
HS: What was it that prompted the whole team to play so well against one of the best teams in the world?
YOU: We as a team are generationally close, we have been together for a long time, we know each other well, we love and respect each other! We play with heart, as always, but the main factor was the coach! The coach prepared well and set up the game well, we paid attention to the details and I think that is the main reason!
HS: You also defend well in the Veszprem team, how satisfied are you with the situation at the club?
YOU: As for the situation at the club, I am very satisfied! I managed to extend my contract until 2023, that was my main goal when it comes to club handball. We played that ‘final four’, we didn’t manage to qualify for the finals and win, but that was the ‘final four’ for last season. This season in the Champions League we are playing great, we are currently second in the group and I think we have a good chance to qualify for the ‘final four’, but there are still plenty of games to play. Veszprem is a good and stable team, I am really happy to be able to play in a club like Veszprem!
HS: How did the overall crown situation affect you and the world of handball in general?
YOU: Ugh, this situation has disturbed me a lot, as well as the whole world! I don’t know what to say, I don’t even know how many tests I’ve done since the beginning of the season, how many times we have been quarantined as a team … Now, from December 25 to 30. I was in quarantine with the club in Cologne, then I had about a day and a half free, now from the first until the game with Greece I am also in quarantine. I didn’t see my own, I celebrated Christmas like the whole team, here in Stara Pazova. It has affected a lot, I hope that soon all that will change and that it will be better.
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