Champions League Men

KATSMAN:”I do not expect anything, I will just fight”

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Germany’s TTC Neu-Ulm will host Russia’s TTSC UMMC in the opening leg of the European Champions League Men quarterfinal. Ulm is founded in 2019, but they already play very important role in Germany’s and European club scene.

Club gathers experienced players such as Tiago APOLONIA, but also the very best of young players such as Lev KATSMAN, Vladimir SIDORENKO, Ioannis SGOUROPOULOS and Kay STUMPER.

All of them took few days off for the holidays.

“After a short break we are back and we are getting ready for the second half of the season. At the moment we are preparing for the matches, in order to be in best shape.   Now we are at the position no. six in Bundesliga, but in the last three matches we won twice. So, in my opinion, it is a good result, which is upgradable,” said KATSMAN.

The member of the Russia’s team who won the medal at the European Team Championships, KATSMAN knows very well who will be on the other side of the net in the forthcoming quarters.

“In the past, when I was playing in the Russian League, I also had matches against TTSC UMMC; as well as Vladimir SIDORENKO. But we have never met in Champions League. I hope we will have great support, because it´s important for us.”

Lev did not want to give any tip or to reveal his expectations.

“Me, as a player, I don´t expect! I will fight and give everything. After the match we will see the results. I think our coach is expecting a big fight and a good result. For us it´s important to try the best and believe in good results.”

Quarterfinal Opening leg

Tuesday 11/01/2022 20.00, Hennebont: GV Hennebont TT (FRA) - FC Saarbrücken TT (GER)

Wednesday 12/01/2022 17.00, Dzialdowo: K.S. Dekorglass Dzialdowo (POL) - Borussia Düsseldorf (GER)

Wednesday 12/01/2022 20.30, Lisbon: Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR) - Fakel Gazprom Orenburg (RUS)

Thursday 13/01/2022 19.00, Neu Ulm: TTC Neu-Ulm (GER) - TTSC UMMC (RUS)