CP Lyssois Lille Métropole in pursuit for another title at the Tamanneftegas Europe Cup

From 6th to 9th May Serbia's city of Novi Sad will be the host of the Tamanneftegas Europe Cup Women Final. The tournament gathered 12 teams: Etival Clairefontaine ASRTT (France) ,Tecnigen Linares (Spain), ASD Quattro Mori Cagliari (Italy), Alicante TDM (Spain), TTC Novi Sad (Serbia), A.S.D. Tennistavolo Norbello (Italy), Asea Sarises Florinas (Greece), Saint-Denis Us 93 Tennis De Table (France), SKST Stavoimpex Hodonin (Czech Republic), CP Lyssois Lille Métropole (France), SH-ITB Budaörsi Sport Club (Hungary) and TTC Carinthiawinds Villach (Austria).

The winners of the ETTU Cup trophy in season 2015/16, French CP Lyssois Lille Métropole topping the seedings list for the Tamanneftegas Europe Cup Final. In the team will play Hungarian player Dora MADARASZ, Swede Linda BERGSTROM, Andrea TODOROVIC of Serbia and Agnès Le LANNIC of France led by coach Nicolas BAUDOUX.

“The shape is getting better and better. I have had an overtraining injury in my foot, but it's getting better every day so I will be ready for the Europe cup. We had two matches in French league in the end of March which we won and the team is looking forward to this competition. There are many strong teams playing next week, for example St Denis, Etival and Hodonin, so it will be many hard and exciting matches. Our goal is that the whole team have a good performance in Novi Sad and if we manage that we will have a chance to play for the title, “said Linda BERGSTROM.

Pongiste Lyssois Lille Metropole Manager Franck SEYNHAEVE has no problem with the shape of the players before the start of the competition.

"All girls are fine and we are looking forward to the start of the competition", said Manager SEYNHAEVE.

Despite optimism, Manager SEYNHAEVE remained cautious when we spoke about the outcome of the final in Novi Sad.

"At this stage we hope we will finish in top four clubs. We have a good record against Stavoimpex Hodonin. We beat them in semifinal of the ETTU Cup in 2014 and in quarterfinal in 2017. This year in French League we beat Etival Clairefontaine ASRTT and lost to Saint-Denis Us 93."

After the Group phase, French pro League reached the final phase and the club is in good competitive swing.

"We reached the ultimate phase of the League and I think, we will finish on sixth or fifth place among 12 teams. It has been difficult time, we all struggled with the COVID "situation", but eventually we were able to organise the trainings and to play."