This Tuesday evening, HBC Nantes welcomes the Finnish Cocks to the European EHF League.
Just 3 days after their big victory over San Rafael in crowded H Square, the Violet will be back again this Saturday, but this time in the European Cup.
During the first leg in Finland, the people of Nantes won by and large (28-40). “Obviously we respect them, but I think they are at a lower level than us, especially since they have lost important players since then.”Alberto Entrerios explains. Despite everything, the European Cup remains the European Cup, always with this special flavour. “I came to Nantes to play these European matches”says Pedro Portela. “We are very ambitious and we want to go to the fourth final of this competition.”
“We will build on our strength. Application and seriousness are required in order to have fun.”
Pedro Portela, who returned from injury on Saturday, made a good start against San Rafael. “I’m happy to be back and with my performance, but the most important thing is the two points”. He arrived at the start of the season in Nantes, the Portuguese considers it The adjustment period is over. “I know I can give more but I feel really good in the team, in the project and in the mentality of the club. I feel at home, confident and always ready to help the team.”
Currently 3y‘H’ is still striving for first place in group B. “We have a slight scheduling advantage with GOG, as we only have two matches left against our direct competitors, while Lemgo and Benfica still have 3”, coach analyzes Nantes. In fact, Nantes will receive Cocks (February 15) and Chekhov (1Verse March) and will travel to Limgo and Benfica. “Everything is open. Obviously the goal is to get the two points tomorrow and then focus on what comes next.”.
After this meeting, the team will leave for 10 days, with consecutive trips to Chambery, Limjo and Istres.