TTCLM: UMMC takes Mühlhausen seriouslyPhoto: Courtesy UMMC
TTSC UMMC coach Tatiana KUTERGINA comments TTCLM quarter-finals draw
The 2011/12 TTCLM runner-up, Russian club TTSC UMMC showed its strength during the group stage of the ongoing season, making 5-1 win-loss record in Group B. They suffered unique defeat in the away game against Walter Wels, when they played with just one player (Jonathan GROTH) from their best line-up.
TTCLM newcomer from Germany Post SV Mühlhausen (3-3 score), second placed Group D team, will be the next opponent of UMMC. They are going to play first quarter-final leg on January 25th, in Germany, while the second clash is scheduled for February 8th in Verkhnaya Pyshma. Head coach of Russian side Tatiana KUTERGINA is aware that good approach can pave the way to the victory:
“Name of the rival is not important on this stage. You must admit that the quarterfinal reach strongest, same level clubs. It never happened that we were waiting for somebody as a rival and finally got upset. The team Post SV Mühlhausen 1951 e.V. is new, but we know the players, we played with them and won. My opinion is that on this stage, state of mind, combative spirit and absence of injuries are important. All these criteria let us hope for the success with any team.”