One of Montenegro’s biggest assets in the preliminary round at home was their fans. Now in Skopje the situation will be different for the EHF EURO 2012 champions.
“Few fans will travel here, but we always play from the heart. We’re on fire and have special energy and emotions – so I don’t think we have a problem playing without our fans. We still have reservations. We were happy to feel those emotions, and now we still have them in mind,” Malovic said. said.
“In Podgorica, the fans were responsible for 50% of our success, we were flying on their wings. It was a really special feeling for the whole team. Thanks to them, we arrived in Skopje with great confidence.
The main round began in Skopje with victories for Germany and Romania, opening the group wide, giving all six teams at least a mathematical chance of reaching the semi-finals.
But Malovic doesn’t think that much about this constellation: “There were surprising results in the first matches, but we don’t think about the other teams, we don’t calculate. We only focus on our tasks and nothing else. And we don’t think about what might happen in the future, only the next game.
With 12 goals, Malovic is Montenegro’s third top scorer in this tournament, behind Jovanka Radicevic (20) and Djurdjina Jaukovic (17).
“We have more options in the back court because Djurdjina and Milena are back. They have experience and bring confidence,” Malovic said.