Viran Morros: 'I'm happy to be in Paris'

After the first part of our interview, where Viran Morros spoke about Paris Saint-Germain Handball's upcoming matches, our left-back spoke to us about his first few months with Les Rouge et Bleu. Before Montpellier, there was the international break, during which you were rested by your national team coach. Was it a special week for you?

Yes, it was very different. It had been a long time since I had had a week off. I had a chance to do some physical work with the coaching staff. I always want to play for Spain, but I hope that the efforts I made will help the team reach its objectives for the end of the season.

You arrived in Paris last summer. How have your first months in the capital been?

I feel really good here. Everyone gave me a warm welcome. The atmosphere in the dressing room is great and that's very important. It makes things much easier. I'm very happy to be here at Paris Saint-Germain Handball.

You are very expressive both on and off the court. Is it important for you to be able to express what's open your mind?

I understand sport and I understand handball, so I try to try to help the team by adding some positive impetus and bringing a boost in energy. It's something I like to do and which is very important to me.

Was it easy to adapt to the French league?

The Lidl StarLigue is really tough. Here, if you're not well prepared for an away game, you'll lose. Be it in Istres, Dunkerque, Nîmes or Nantes, you can drop points. The level is higher than it is in Spain. It's very fast and sometimes it can be tough in terms of how hard you play... I have to get to know the referees better, and vice versa [laughs]. 

How is the final stretch of the season looking?

We need to take it one match at a time. We have a tie against Kielce coming up and it could see us though to the Velux EHF Champions League Final4, which is one of the club's main objectives. But we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Is this the toughest part of the season?

It's always tougher at this time of year, as the whole season is decided in the space of a month and a half. So far, we have been excellent, but we need to dig deep as a team to do even better. I have faith in all my teammates and in the club, and I think we can lift our game even further in this final stretch of the season.

Check out the first part of our interview with Viran Morros on video (in French).

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