SAUDI ARABIA – SLOVENIA 22 – 30 (9-16)
Slovenia added a second win in as many matches at the 2019 IHF Men’s Youth World Championship when they met Saudi Arabia in round two in Jane Sandanski Arena. Slovenia won 30-22 with very good performance in the first half. They made seven goals difference by the end of the first period.
In the second half Slovenia upgraded to 12 goals (28-16) but after that Saudi Arabia scored five goals in a row using the mistakes that Slovenian team made it.
Enej Jovicic Slatinek and Tadej Kljun top-scored for Slovenia with seven goals each, while Haider Mohammed Al Hassan scored five for the Saudis.
Head coach Saudi Arabia – Ahmed Nabil Ahmed
Our players lack experience in this kind of matches. So that’s why we coudn’t use in our complete beneffit the bad periods of game that Slovenia had. We will analize our mistakes for the next matches.
Head coach Slovenia – Janez Klemencic
We had very good 15 minutes in both periods but we also had very bad minutes and we have to think hard about it for the next matches against more powerful oponents.