– Robert, after a sovereign main round you had a solid play-offs. How satisfied are you with the season so far?
– Robert Kromm: So far we have played a very successful season and presented well, especially in the Champions League. We qualified for the finals again and reached an important goal. Now we want the title!
– Max, after a streaky main round you have been playing impressive in the play-offs against Evivo DUREN and Generali Unterhaching. How do you explain the enormous increase in performance of the team?
– Max Günthör: When Sebastian Krause and Valentine Bratoev came, they brought new self-confidence and also strengthened the team. We played great against DUREN and this showed we are capable of winning.
– Everyone who loves volleyball in Germany is looking forward to the “dream final” between BERLIN and FRIEDRICHSHAFEN. The experts expect a balanced and exciting final series. Where do you see the strengths and the weaknesses of the opponent?
– Günthör: I think BERLIN is a slight favorite. They were very confident in the Bundesliga and have shown impressive games against KAZAN in the Champions League. However, I hope that we can increase our game as in the semi-finals and give the fans an exciting finale.
– Kromm: I think that it is a difficult task. It will certainly be a long and hard fight, but I’m optimistic. Our team is a strong unit and together we have won some tough games.
– Max, with Generali Unterhaching you’ve already faced BR Volleys in the play-off final last season. Can you help them with your experience this year?
– Günthör: I remember I did not like the situation last year and it’s actually been deleted from memory.
– Robert, you have already won the championship in a dramatic final series against VfB Friedrichshafen in 2004 with SCC BERLIN. Will this experience have an impact on the current finals against VfB?
– Kromm: It’s been a very long time. But I remember the motivation, which brings with it such a success.
– What you think might be the deciding factor in the final series in 2013?
– Günthör: I believe that the inspiration will be the central element. The team that’s in better form will have a slight advantage in every game.
– Kromm: We are a stronger unit. Not only the team but also our home fans.
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