Although happy that they achieved their aim of fourth place from the eight competing nations, the players and coaches alike were delighted with their performance, which improved with each game played.
“It was a great experience for us to compete in the Challenge Trophy, and it was a great achievement to win our group,” said head coach Jesper Holmris (pictured left). “And even though we just missed out on the bronze medal against Bosnia that was probably our best performance so far.
“We were especially happy about improvements in the defence and fastbreak, and our goalkeepers were playing at a very high level too. All in all we were very pleased with the performance in Cyprus, but of course it was disappointing not to win a medal when we had beaten the eventual silver medalists (Faroe Islands) in our group match.”