Mühlhausen truly believes in its chances against UMMCPhoto: Courtesy Christian HABEL / Post SV Mühlhausen
Two players of German club, Steffen MENGEL and Ovidiu IONESCU speak about the upcoming TTCLM quarter-finals
German club Post SV Mühlhausen has managed to reach knockout phase in its debut season in the TTCLM, as they finished second in Group D last December, but their players believe that they are able to go further and win quarter-finals against 2012 TTCLM runner-up TTSC UMMC.
"It’s a big success for us to reach the quarter finals. UMMC is the favorite, but we did good so far in TTCLM and believe in our chances to cause a surprise," stated Mühlhausen’s player Steffen MENGEL.
His teammate Oividiu IONESCU is aware how Russian team is strong, but emphasizes:
"I truly believe in our chances in the quarter finals. UMMC is a very strong team, but I know the quality of our team, and we showed we are able to challenge the best teams of Europe."
UMMC enters knockout stage as Group B winner, having 5-1 win-loss record, while Post SV Mühlhausen had 3-3 in Group D, as the second placed team behind four-time champion Fakel-Gazprom Orenburg.
First leg will be held in Germany, on January 25th, while the second one comes on February 8thin Orenburg.