TTCLM Round 2: Last six titles in one clash!
Double TTCLM winner Pontoise Cergy hosts four times champion TTC Fakel Gazprom (Oct 13, 20:00 CET). Borussia Dusseldorf targets its first season`s win in Poland
The 2017/18 Table Tennis Champions League Men Round 2 will be held from Wednesday to Friday (October 11-13th), with two intriguing clashes. First one covers the last six titles, as double TTCLM winner Pontoise hosts four times and actual champion Orenburg (Oct 13, 20:00 CET), while in the other one ten times TTCLM winner Borussia Dusseldrof fights for its first season`s win in Poland, against Dekorglass Dzialdowo.
“All players have been seriously prepared for the upcoming match in Pontoise. A good help was the participation of our players in the fifth round of the T2 APAC and in the Polish Open. Our players are in good shape. Now the team is having a good training camp in Düsseldorf. We also take into account the mood of the hosts. The match is expected to be very tense. Our players are set up only to win”, stated Fakel Gazprom`s team manager Victor ANDREEV
Pontoise`s president, Louise ADAM hopes that her side will play much better than in the opening clash against Portugal`s Sporting:
“In the past, we have shown that we were able to beat them, on several occasions. However, their team has become, since last season, really formidable ... We will however welcome them with great pleasure and the show will certainly attend.
Danny HEISTER, Borussia`s coach emphasized that each of his players is fully aware of an importance of the match:
“We were very unlucky after the first round against Hennebont. Now we need to win in Poland to keep the chance for the next round. But this won’t be easy. Dzialdowo has got a strong team and it will be a very hard match. I think that our players are in a better shape than last match. Timo BOLL is playing table tennis at its best but Stefan (FEGERL) and Kristian (KARLSSON) had problems against Hennebont. We know the importance of the game in Dzialdowo and we will be prepared.”
Youngest player in Borussia`s line-up Anton KÄLLBERG stressed:
“We practiced very focused in the last days and we all feel good. Dzialdowo has two very strong players with WONG and MATSUDAIRA. If both will play it will be very difficult for us to win if we don’t play on our top level. We know that we can’t be defeated again if we want to reach the quarter finals.”
2017/18 TTCLM Round 2 (October 11-13th)
Sporting Clube De Portugal – K.S. Dartom Bogoria Grodzisk Mazowiecki (Oct 12, 20:00 CET)
AS Pontoise Cergy – TTC Fakel Gazprom (Oct 13, 20:00 CET)
FC Saarbrücken Tischtennis – TTSC UMMC (Oct 13, 18:30 CET)
Eslovs Ai Bordtennis – Chartres ASTT (Oct 13, 19:00 CET)
SPG Walter Wels – TTC Ostrava 2016 (Oct 11, 19:00 CET)
Stella Sport La Romagne – TTF Liebherr Ochsenhausen (Oct 12, 19:30 CET)
K.S. Dekorglass Dzialdowo – Borussia Düsseldorf (Oct 13, 18:00 CET)
Roskilde Bordtennis BTK61 – G.V. Hennebont T.T. (Oct 13, 19:30 CET)