SUMMARY: Comebacks and big wins, but Magdeburg beaten again
The Machineseeker EHF Champions League 2023/24 continued with round 2 this week as Europe's topflight featured three matches on Wednesday – including GOG winning the MOTW at Orlen Wisla Plock (30:26) – and five on Thursday.
I think we can be satisfied with this game, regarding our club context. We changed our head coach last week, so it was a messy week for us. We tried to collect ourselves and I think we succeeded in this process in order to play a good game. Unfortunately we were not able to stay in the game at the end.
We have been here four times now, this is the first win we have in Plock. So, we are really happy with this win, it is a great start for us in this competition. We are so satisfied. I think in the second half we managed to not make so many mistakes and pass the ball directly to them. They make a very good defence, they steal a lot of balls, so we had to be more careful. That second half was much better.
I am sad, because we play the first match in our arena, we are at home, so we wanted to win today. The problem was we miss a lot of shots.
I am sure there will be a great atmosphere and of course we want to win our first clash at home. I think we have a really difficult task ahead of us, because GOG are also a great team that presents a lot of quality, despite the changes in staff and players. The difference between us and them is really small, so in my opinion the final result will be decided by the details.