Europe Cup Women | 1 May 2021
Hosts from Novi Sad promises great fight
The hosts of the Tamanneftegas Europe Cup Women Final, Serbian champion, STK Novi Sad awaits 11 clubs from 6th to 9th May. In Serbia’s city of Novi Sad will play: 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 host club will be presented by Tijana JOKIĆ, Aneta MAKSUTI, Alina ZAHARIA, Radmila TOMINJAK. Asked about current shape of the players, coach Slobodan STOJANOV was satisfied.
“I can only judge from what I see at the trainings, concerning the fact that we did not have the cahnce for control matches. From what I see, we awaits our adversaries ready for the good matches,” said coach Slobodan STOJANOV.
The team is looking forward playing at the home soil, but regrets they will not be able to repeat the atmosphere from the last season.
“Last time we played here in Europe Cup we beat Spanish Linares in front of 7.000 spectators. It was magical moment. Overall we lost that match, but playing in front of so much enthusiastic fans was something we cannot forget” said STOJANOV.
The club is currently at the leading position in National League, but all the players are aware of level of clubs coming to play at the Europe Cup final.
“Europe Cup is a huge challenge for us and I am happy we will have a such big event in Novi Sad. I am also sorry we will not be able to have our fans at the tribunes, nevertheless I cannot wait for the moment to play at European competition. Every team is very strong and a lot of players are in the European top rankings. That is why I do not want to look much further than group stage. To pass the first stage and reach knock out phase is our first goal,” said JOKIC.