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Croatian defense and goalkeeper was the key of the match

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Comments from the mixed zone after Croatia beat Macedonia 29:26.

Jakov Gojun (CRO):
"Our defence was as it should have been, we were tight and we didn't let Lazarov get in. We played a great game. We came back and we showed that we are the real team and we've reached our goal. We're the first in the group; I am happy with that."

Domagoj Duvnjak (CRO)
"We had a bad start. The Macedonians were leading with for goals and I'm first to blame myself for that. However, we played as one in defence and turned the score in our favour. We played great defense, we tried to make up for the mistakes from the first half, and I think it looked very attractive to watch."

Nemanja Pribak (MKD):
"We started well but Croatia is such a force, a powerful defense and an excellent goalkeeper. It was not our day today."

Ivica Obrvan (MKD)
"I am happy with my players' game. They were very motivated. However, the Croats played their best game so far so they won deservedly. My team showed its character though. We will give it our all against Austria. I believe we can do it."

Borko Ristovski (MKD)
"We started the game well. We were full of enthusiasm. However, certain mistakes prevented us from taking the win. Now we are thinking of our next game which we have to win in order to finish second in the group."

Slavko Goluza (CRO)
"It was a good game. The start of it was a bit nervous but once we overcame the nervousness we knew what to do. We will not rest and will keep on playing on the highest level."

Ivan Cupic (CRO)
"We controlled the game well and won deservedly. This is only the beginning and we will play with confidence from here on out."