In the absence of some of Russia's key players, left back Vladlena Bobrovnikova stepped up on Thursday and shone for her team as they beat Spain 31:22 in the opening group B match at the Women's EHF EURO 2020.
Bobrovnikova spoke to the official EHF EURO podcast about the match and the mood within the team as Russia prepare for their next opponents, the Czech Republic, on Saturday.
The podcast also assesses other performances in round 1, particularly how Croatia managed to surprise Hungary on Friday evening.
- Vladlena Bobrovnikova joins in the aftermath of Russia’s opening day victory over Spain
- the experienced left back speaks about life in the EHF EURO bubble and how Russia has adapted for the championship
- Alex, Brian and Chris look back at the first two days of action
- what was the reason behind the biggest shock result so far and which teams look sharpest?
This is the sixth episode of the podcast series by the makers of the (Un)informed Handball Hour, who are providing handball fans around the world with podcasts before and during the Women’s EHF EURO 2020.
In the build-up to the event, and on every second day during the 3-20 December European Championship, the Irish trio of Chris O’Reilly, Brian Campion and Alex Kulesh will welcome high-profile guests to talk about and offer insights on everything that is happening at and around the championship.