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Buducnost are still pointless, but coach Zsiga can see the way out.

Zsiga: We are ashamed

For the first time since the 2006/2007 season, Buducnost T-Mobile are without points after two games in the Champions League. After the home defeat against Larvik, the Montenegrin champions lost in Volgograd against Russian Dinamo (31:18).

Buducnost played one of the worst games in the last decade and now they are far away from one of the first two places of the group. Coach Gyula Zsiga can’t explain what happened in Volgograd.

No luck against Larvik and Dinamo“We are ashamed. Nobody expected such a bad defeat because we went to Russia to win the game. It seemed so that we left our determination in the hotel rooms in Volgograd. We played as we planned only the first 15 minutes in defence, but the attack didn’t give us what we expected. Generally, we didn’t play as we wanted to. Because of the big difference in the second half we couldn’t manage to close the gap. We allowed our opponents take a convincing victory,” Gyula Zsiga told Montenegrin media.

The Hungarian coach added that the origin of the problem may be excessive self-confidence.

”We talked about that after the game. Most of the girls believed they could win just by stepping on court. At the moment we are just the shadow of ourselves. A player can be satisfied with the results achieved in the past, but every player must give everything they have.”

Despite the disappointment, Zsiga was not thinking about resignation.

“I still have a valid contract and my duty is to work with the team to find the way out of this situation,” Zsiga said.

Buducnost can still reach the next round, he believes.

“If we want to do it, all girls must give much more then they have given so far. We have a chance only if we change our way of thinking, the attitude to the game and if everybody shows their best form. I don’t believe the players forgot to play handball or that the coaching staff forgot how to manage a team. We can speak a lot, but only with work can we show our best,” Gyula Zsiga concluded.

TEXT: Sasa Joncic