Slovenians didn’t allow surprise against Chile

SLOVENIA – CHILE 35-30 (18-18)

In the last match from Group A of the 2019 IHF Men’s Youth World Championship, Slovenia took a difficult win against Chile, 35-30. The South American team had the first lead of two goals, 3-5, but Slovenians scored two times in a row for 5-5. The defense of the both teams wasn’t so good and there were many easy goals. The first half finished with 36 goals, 18-18.

The Chileans made few mistakes in attack on the start of second half and Slovenians scored three times in a row for 24-21. Miljan Vujovic had three saves after this period and his teammates use that to score easy goals on the opposite side for the highest lead, 28-23.

South American Team made a little comeback in the game, 30-28, but it wasn’t enough for something more. Slovenians kept the lead until the end for starting win, 35-30. The best scorer in Slovenia was Tadej Kljun with 11 goals and the best scorer in Chile was Rodrigo Aedo with eight goals. The MVP of the match was Kljun from Slovenia.

Janez Klemencic (Slovenia): Before the match we didn’t expect that it will be easy game. The Chilean team had a big progress in the past years, some Spanish coaches help them to achieve something big. I think that we are better team, but we played bad, especially in the defense.

Pablo Nunez (Chile): The intensity of the match was very high and this is not usual for us. In the second half we went down, we are not custom for these kind of matches. But we want to participate in these championships and play against stronger teams.