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GROUP D REVIEW: An impressive comeback saw Nantes earn their seventh win in the group against Holstebro.
Nantes edge closer to first place
Without a chance for a play-off berth, TTH Holstebro managed one of their most impressive games of the season against Nantes in Group D action. The Danish side had a five-goal lead after 20 minutes, but collapsed in the second part, with Nantes' experience being enough for another win.
Patrick Westerholm, TTH Holstebro Head Coach: “It was a fun game again. To play againstNantes, it’s physical, but it’s how handball should be played. I think it is a lot of intensity and a physical fight. My players made an heroic effort to push Nantes because we have a lot of injuries now. So, when our line player was out, the teammates push harder and used a tactic that we wanted to use, but we also had to save some resources too. I think that Nantes won because they played harder in the second half and we did not have enough resources to work with.”
Thierry Anti, HBC Nantes Head Coach: “It was a really good game to play and Holstebro were missing good players on the field. They played really good handball. It was hard for us to start the match and after that, to run after the score. Obviously, we are happy to win tonight but it was really difficult. Holstebro didn’t play for nothing, but they played a really good game. It is a good sign for the VELUX EHF Champions League and for the handball!”
TEXT: Adrian Costeiu/tm