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Toulon’s talented youngster, Nina Brkljačić, shares her excitement.

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The EHF Champions League "a magical experience"

The young centre back of Toulon, Nina Brkljačić, talks about the unique experience of playing in the EHF Champions League. The 19-year-old dreams about winning the title one day, and playing for the national team. Although this is the first EHF Champions League season for Toulon, your team didn’t disappoint. You’ve given some good performances despite the fact that you’re in a tough group.

Nina Brkljačić: We play every match to learn and to try to win. Our chances increased significantly when we’re at home, but I am aware that Larvik and Oltchim are better teams. Still, you managed to defeat Randers in the away match – in your very first CL season.

Nina Brkljačić: It was great experience for me to play in an EHF Champions League match at only 19 years of age, and especially, to win it! It was a magical experience for me. We travelled to Randers to win, as we do in every match we play. In the French championship you were defeated by Mios. Will you be able to defend your French championship title and return to the European top class in the next season?

Nina Brkljačić: We were only beaten by a single goal, but it’s still two points lost. We didn’t play as well as we usually do, and therefore we lost. Now we have to work harder. It will be a long season, but with many opportunities for us. You are one of the youngest players in the Toulon team. Who are your handball idols? Do you have any plans for future?

Nina Brkljačić: I like Lyudmila Postnova, Cristina Neagu, Bojana Popović and Anita Görbicz very much, but my real idol is Ivano Balić. Looking on the future, I hope to have the opportunity to play in the national team one. My biggest dream is to win the EHF Champions League one day.

The EHF Women's Champions League game of Group C, Toulon Saint Cyr Var Handball (FRA) vs. Randers HK (DEN) on Sunday 21 November 2010 at 18:45 hrs (local time), will be broadcast live on our free-of-charge web stream on

TEXT: Ivan Ambroš