Tone Tiselj, coach of Krim Ete Neutro Roberts: "We have set extremely high goals, and with such quality staff we are also able to achieve it. We do not hide that we want to reach the top of Europe."
The 2000/01 season was anything but easy. In the beginning, the Crimean players were waiting for Spartak Kyiv, which was defeated twice by the Ljubljana team. The highest victory in the first part of the season was recorded against the Spanish Mular L’Eliano Valencia club when they won with eleven goals difference (30:19). They shared points with Hungary’s Györi Graboplastt ETO both times. In the quarterfinals, they beat Larvik by as many as twelve goals (29:17) in the return match, and they also successfully defeated Budućnost. They were also very successful at their match on Kodeljevo (Ljubljana) towards Viborg. The Danish competitors lost in the return match of the grand final with 19:25 and finally, the celebration could begin.