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OFF 19.05.2012

Lazarov: It's all about the team
Atletico Madrid is the only team to have reached the VELUX EHF FINAL4 for a third straight time - what is the key to success?
Kiril Lazarov:
Stability and consistency are the keys, on top of being a quality team. Everybody knows what we need to do to be successful. And we showed all this in the tough Group Stages and the games in the knockout stage. So we are really looking forward to being in Cologne for the VELUX EHF FINAL4.
Do you agree that other teams had tougher opponents in the Last 16 and quarter finals?
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Kiril Lazarov:
All teams who reach the Last 16 or the quarter finals are top teams. Every team which has come so far wants to go on to win overall – so there were no easy opponents at that stage.
Did you expect AG Kobenhavn to come so far and eliminate FC Barcelona on their way to Cologne?
Kiril Lazarov:
I have seen a lot of AGK matches. They play a really modern style of handball and saved their best performances for the top contenders. They were better than Barcelona and deserved to eliminate the defending champions.
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