Arpad Sterbik has a year which he won’t forget for guaranteed.
After winning EHF Champions League with RK Vardar Skopje last June, and Handball-Planet. com award for World Handball Player 2017, in just four days since he came as substitution for injured Gonzalo Perez de Vargas, the 39-years old goalkeeper, took the gold with Spain at Men’s EHF EURO 2018, the first in the history of Spanish handball after four defeats.
These two teams showed the best during the contest. We had a difficult match, but that was a lion’s share of the final. In the first half, we had a number of troubles, Sweden played really good, they were better in running and scoring easy goals, but in the second part we gained on control over the match. We began to play good in both directions and deserved to win this medal. I am very happy because of me and Spanish handball, this is historical success for Spain. A number of the players who are at the end of their careers, like me, needed to win it. I will always be ready for national team, if they need me. I am not junior, but I will be available– said Sterbik, former Yugoslav NT player (until 2006), who also won World Championship 2013 in Spanish jersey.
Credit ©SEHA/ Stanko Gruden