The winner of the Regional Water Polo League will decide this weekend at the Mladost pool. On Friday, 19. April in the first semi-final match Jadran Herceg Novi and South CO from 18.30 hours, while at 20.15 hours hosts hosts Mladost and Split Adriatic. The final is scheduled on Saturday, 20. April in 17 hours. All game entries are free.
Zagrebačka Mladost finished the regular part of the Regional Water Polo League in the first place, thus winning the household finals, and the Žapci believe they can take advantage of the home pool and win the title.
"Looking forward to Final Foura and our semi-final match with Jadran I am an optimist. I hope that our audience will support in a large number, we need support from our fans. I'm of the opinion that we will play a quality match, I hope to have a good result and move to the final. The Adriatic has shown that it is very good, at moments and excellent team. I hope we will be complete for the match on Friday, go to the finals and be ready to welcome the opponent waiting there! " - coach Mladost Zoran Bajić said.
Mladost and Jadran met last Saturday in the Champions League, where the Split team won, and coach Ivan Asić did not hide his optimism for a reunion on Friday.
"I think Final Four will be extremely interesting. When we look at the current form, South is the first favorite despite being the first in the regular section. As for the matches between South and Herceg Novi and we and Mladost, I think the games will be uncertain. I believe we will show in the right light and play a quality Final Four! " - Ivan Asić coach of Split Adriatic said.
South was a regular member of the Regional League in third place, and the Dubrovniks won the placement in the Final Eight Champions League. However, coach Juga Vjekoslav Kobešćak points out that this year's finals will be uncertain.
"We are expecting a lot more uncertain than the last two or three seasons. There are three teams in the Champions League, one of whom has won the Final Eight, and one team who played last weekend's Euro Cup final. So, a very interesting final tournament, there is no strong favorite and this is a nice invitation for fans. - coach Juga Vjekoslav Kobešćak said.
Jadran Herceg Novi in Zagreb comes after the Euro Cup finals in which he was better than French Marseille.
"The Final Four Regional League for us comes in a difficult moment after defeating the Euro Cup final. We must recover psychologically before coming to Zagreb and playing with the best team in the region, South. We have a lot of experience with them, but we have not had much success in recent years. We will try to show that we have not accidentally finished ahead of them on the table, for us the match must be error free if we want to parry them. The challenge is to play Final Four and we have to show that our season is not a coincidence! "- coach Jadran Herceg Novi Vladimir Gojkovic said.
Two days of exciting water polo dances will bring together the best clubs in the region. Even three Croatian clubs in the finish are another proof of the quality of work in Croatian club water polo and a real sports treat for the Zagreb audience.