The LEN Trophy Final Four starts today and we’re going to keep you updated through lentrophy.com. We’d also love to tell you that you’ll be able to watch the LEN Trophy online stream from anywhere. We don’t want you to miss any detail of that exciting high-level event and that’s why m1tv, the local Mataró TV is broadcasting the four matches through lentrophy.com. (WATCH HERE)
Nearly half thousand people are going to support their teams in the sports centre El Sorrall, but thousands more will be able to follow all the matches around the world. On Friday, the first semifinal is scheduled for 6:00 pm and the second one for 7:45 pm (both at local time).
The expectations will going to be even higher on Saturday, when the final is going to be played between the Friday’s winners. The 3rd and 4th position match will be held at 7:00 pm (local time), but it’s not going to be until 8:45 pm (local time) when the big final will be played.
Only one day before the competition started the Atenea Hotel in Mataró hosted the official LEN Trophy Final press conference. The Sports councillor from Mataró as well as the captains and coaches of CN Mataró, VK Szentesi and Vouliagmeni NC talked about the quality event that is taking place this weekend.
The Sports Councillor, Josep Font, first thanked LEN for trusting in Mataró to host a competition of this level, “undoubtedly, the most important event for the city this year”. The press conference also led team leaders to explain their goals for the competition, so they put forward how they have prepared for their matches and what they expect from the trophy.
La Sirena CN Mataró: “After winning La Copa de la Reina we feel confident enough to play against any team”
The captain of La Sirena CN Mataró, Marta Bach, expressed how motivated her team is, especially after winning their first cup last weekend, La Copa de la Reina. She told that they “feel confident enough to deal with any team.” The coach Florin Bonca talked about how they “know that the four teams are very strong and have the merits to be here”. But he hopes to “put up with the nerves” so that the girls can “get into the water with a winner mentality”.
VK Szentesi: “After being in the semifinals, the only goal is to leave with the victory”
The assistant coach of VK Szentesi (Hungary) Eszter Győri, is optimistic and ambitious. “Last year we got to the semifinals, and this year we want to be one of the teams who reaches the final, with the aim of achieving final victory.” The captain of the team, Anita Hevesi, couldn’t hide the satisfaction of being able to compete in such a “nice city” as Mataró, and although they want to “leave with a smile on their faces”, which means: winning the cup, she also added that they’d love to enjoy the sun and the sea, as well.
Vouliagmeni NC: “The best prepared team is going to take the cup home”
The coach Alexia Kammenou spoke for the Greek team, Vouliagmeni NC. “I think the team is well prepared to win,” and added that in a competition like this one is ir is very dangerous to label one team as a favourite”. It must be said that the Greek team is the only one that has previously won the LEN Cup, particularly during the 2002-03 season.
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Source: Press release – lentrophy.com