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OSC Újbuda Press Conference: A Trophy is the Goal

Head Coach Lajos Vad’s team, A-Híd OSC Újbuda had a press conference today, and Andrija Prlainovic (Olympic champion, Olympic bronze medalist, 2-time World and 5-time European champion) was introduced as the new member of the team. The club also shared what they want to achieve this season.

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The first qualification round of the Champions League has already passed, and OSC will join the tournament tomorrow. The team will play against Dynamo Moscow (Russia) Sintez Kazan (Russia) and OSC Potsdam (Germany). In four groups, there are 16 teams competing to get into the third qualification round, and only the top 2 teams from each group can move up the latter.
Újbuda, District 11 in Budapest, mayor Dr. Tamás Hoffman welcomed the press, and said that he is proud to have a 9-year relationship with OSC. “Nine years ago the team line was not as good, but we were able to climb up to the top. We now have a team with expereinced players who are recognized both nationally and internationally. Also, we are proud that we are able to show our youth team the A-list team to look up to.
Then, Zoltán Kósz, member of the Hungarian Golden Team, and currently OSC’s coach stated that “it is a big achievment that we were able to keep the team together that placed second on the Hungarian National League. We put together a pretty good team last season, even though we did not win the trophy. However, of course our goals have not changed, and that is why we wanted to sign Andrija Prlainovic whom I think we do not need to introduce. We would like to win at least one trophy.”
In the interview with head coach Lajos Vad, conducted by, added that “during the past 10 months we realized that we were missing a player that is an internationally recognized leader. I believe that with Andrija, we have a player whom we can achieve our goal with. I see the determination in my players, and that they all want to succeed. We set the bars high with him, we have better expectations, but the players are also improving along the way. Maybe my only expectation of him is to score that one goal that make us win.” He then continued with the Champions League tournament series. “The team preparations are going well, everything is on schedule. We have not really prepared for the Champions League qualification round specifically. I think this team is at the level that it should be easy to pass onto the next rounds. We would like to place first in our group, and the move up.”

Finally, newly signed player, Andrija Prlainovic stated, “my goal is to win trophies, and I feel that every opportunity is given here. I have arrived to a club that is organized, and the conditions are great. There is everything available to fight for our goals. I am happy that my teammates are thinking similarly like me. Everybody is determined.”

Champions League, Qualification Round 2
13-15 September
Group D (Budapest)
13 September
18:00 Dynamo Moscow – Sintez Kazan
19:45 A-Híd-OSC-Újbuda – OSC Potsdam
14 September
18:00 OSC Potsdam – Dynamo Moscow
19:45 A-Híd-OSC-Újbuda – Sintez Kazan
15 Szeptember
10:45 OSC Potsdam – Sintez Kazan
12:30 Dynamo Moscow – A-Híd-OSC-Újbuda

Group C (Oradea)
AN Brescia
Lokomotiv Tbilisi
CN Barcelona

Group E (Terrassa)
CN Terrassa
Team of Strasbourg
VK Sabac
Group F (Belgrade)
NC Vouliagmeni
Jadran Split
VK Crvena Zvezda
Pays D’AIX Natation
Qualification Round 3
21 and 23 Szeptember
Wild Cards: 8 October 2019 – 19 May 2020
Final Eight: 5-7 June 2020


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