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Handball Euro: for Nikola Karabatic, “it’s a treat to experience this for my last Euro”

Nikola Karabatic (left back of the France team, speaking to BeIN Sport): “This match was similar to the one against Germany.

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Handball Euro: for Nikola Karabatic, “it’s a treat to experience this for my last Euro”

Nikola Karabatic (left back of the France team, speaking to BeIN Sport): “This match was similar to the one against Germany. We didn't necessarily start badly, but we found ourselves behind by two goals and we came back well, playing well in attack and defense. And then in the second half, we were good until the Croatian goalkeeper played a crazy game and made saves all over the place. But it doesn't matter, we keep confidence in our game and we manage to get back ahead. We didn't panic, we were sure of our strength. We made two very important interceptions which allowed us to get away with a great state of mind. This victory is extremely important in a room where we had the impression of being in Croatia, with everyone against us. It's nice to play matches like that. It’s a treat to experience this for my last Euro. I am happy like a child living his dream.”

Nicolas Tournat (pivot of the French team, speaking to BeIN Sport): “Facing the Croats, we expected a big fight and that was the case. What's good is that even though we were a little sluggish throughout the match, we went for the victory through character. It was far from easy and that's good, it will help us for the future. We had prepared really well for this meeting and we knew that we must not panic, always keep calm. In this match, we did really well by remaining faithful to the established game plan. We had a good state of mind and we must maintain it against Iceland in two days.”

Guillaume Gille (coach of the French team, speaking to BeIN Sport): “It’s certain when we see the scenario of this match where we have the impression of being the team which dictates the debates a little, but this does not translate in a very concrete way on the scoreboard. Each time we took a small mattress in advance, behind, we took a little splinter. This results in a yo-yo that gives the impression of a lack of stability, despite the many favorable situations that we have been able to create for ourselves. What I remember is the group's ability to face these difficult moments, to brace themselves, to know how to hold the ball when necessary, to score when it is decisive. This is what allowed us to win this very close match.

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