Nikola Mitrevski is a Macedonian handball player. Born in 1985, he has managed to make a name for himself during his youth. You might recognize Nikola as the goalkeeper playing for FC Porto Sofarma and the North Macedonian national team.

Over the years, he has had some remarkable performances, for which the audience will remember him for years. He had the honors to participate in the Macedonian Cup in 2007 and 2008 and Macedonian championships in 2008 and 2009. Mitreski has played for Metalurg, Benfica, and HCD SUD Constanta.

No doubt, he is a great player. With his 1.88m height and 84 weight, he has the perfect figure for his position. That’s why we’ve decided to invite him to hear more about his perspective of life.

It represents my great joy to introduce you to a young and successful player like Nikola. Let’s hear more about the story and success of Nikola Mitreski.

1. Who Is Nikola Mitrevski?

Tose Zafirov

Q: Hello Nikola. First of all, I would like to thank you for taking the time to answer my questions today. To start, would you like to introduce yourself to the audience? No doubt, you are well-known to our national audience, but it’s a formality we couldn’t skip.

Nikola Mitrevski

A: Hello, Tose. Before we start, I would also like to thank you for having me. It’s great when people involved in sports are willing to cooperate and appreciate one another.

I am a professional handball player, a goalkeeper who has been involved with handball for over 20 years.

I am a representative of Macedonia and am currently playing at FC Porto (Futebol Clube do Porto).

2. What Do You Love Most About Your Job Position?

Tose Zafirov

Q: That sounds excellent, Nikola. We, as a country, are proud of your success. So, tell me, what do you love most about this job that you do every single day? In other words, what keeps you going even when things get difficult?

Nikola Mitrevski

A: The goalkeeper in the game of handball is one of the most important players. It’s like that due to his position in the field. More or less, it’s the same in any sport, where a goalkeeper has to be present.

After all, the goalkeeper decides if the next shot will be a goal or not. And it’s this exact reason that makes me love the position that I am currently playing.

I believe I play a crucial role when it comes to the end results of the game.

3. To What Do You Owe Your Success?

Tose Zafirov

Q: You are absolutely right. Goalkeepers hold a fantastic amount of power, and that’s why we have to give them the honors they deserve. Now, can you tell me more about how did you become this successful? Is there a secret ingredient to success, or it’s hard work for years?

Nikola Mitrevski

A: For my success, I could mention a lot of factors which, for me, are like small pieces of a giant puzzle that needs to be solved to achieve a high level of success.

The commitment, consistency, and hard work and support from your closest friends and family all play a significant role.

Still, the belief in yourself and the ability to combine these pieces together is what will ultimately solve this puzzle.

4. What’s Been Your Best Save of the Season so Far?

Tose Zafirov

Q: I understand you in full. As a goalkeeper, you have probably had quite many successful and impressive saves that have impacted the game heavily. But is there one in particular that you can say is your best save of the season thus far?

Nikola Mitrevski

A: This season was long, I had a lot of competitions along the way, and a lot of saves occurred throughout that time. So, picking my favorite one, well, that can be a challenge, to say the least.

Maybe my most attractive save is the one against Pick Szeged, from the champion’s league, which I would consider my best save from the circuit.

5. What Advice Do You Have for Young Keepers Who Want to Be Great as You?

Tose Zafirov

Q: That indeed was one of the best saves of this season; I have to agree there. Anyway, I have another question to ask, if you could advise young goalkeepers, who want to achieve your level of success, what would you tell them?

Nikola Mitrevski

A: Any professional sport will require you to disconnect from the social world as well as your friendship circle.

That is the sad truth about it, you have to be committed to your end goal, and you need to believe in yourself with every inch of your being. Also, it’s always too early to give up.

6. Do You Have Any Superstitions in Terms of Your Pre-Match Routine?

Tose Zafirov

Q: As a bodybuilder myself, I totally get the sacrifice for success. Now, can you tell me more about your superstitions? Is there something that starts occupying your mind and routine when it comes to the pre-match?

Nikola Mitrevski

A: I don’t really have anything special when it comes to this.

However, through my career, I started getting used to watching out what I eat. I also always try to sleep well, and I have a satisfying psychophysical rest every once in a while.

7. If You Had to Choose a Different Position, Where Would You Play?

Tose Zafirov

Q: I know you are one of the best goalkeepers out there. And it’s a tricky question. But can you tell me, if you absolutely had to pick another position to play in, what would you play?

Nikola Mitrevski

A: Well, Tose, I don’t really think I would like to play any other position. There isn’t a position in handball that I could play because of my body’s construction.

Well, except for the wing, but it’s not my preference. So, I’d never change from playing the goalkeeper. I genuinely love my job.

8. What Do You Like to Do in Your Free Time?

Tose Zafirov

Q: That’s excellent to hear. I am genuinely amazed. Assuming you have free time to begin with, what do you typically do with it?

Nikola Mitrevski

A: I have little to no free time, and I want to commit all of that time to my family, to have fun with my kids, to see and hear all of my friends, and to occasionally read a book, educate myself, and learn something new in the process.

9. Would You Like to Share Some Plans You Have for the Future?

Tose Zafirov

Q: What kind of plans do you have set for yourself from now on to the future?

Nikola Mitrevski

A: I have one more season when it comes to the contract I made with my team. So, for the time being, I’ll remain to play this position within this team. As for the longer term, I hope you’ll still be here and see.

10. What Is Your Message to the World?

Tose Zafirov

Q: Last but not least, Nikola, if you could send one message that the entire world would hear, what would you tell them?

Nikola Mitrevski

A: Let’s share love, positive energy, and let’s give hands to one another because only that way can we succeed and create a better tomorrow.

Final Words

Thank you, Nikola Mitevski, for being honest with me and taking the time to answer all of my questions. It’s a pleasure to meet an inspiring and successful young person like you.

I genuinely wish you all of the best in your future competitions. We expect to see you on the playing field for many years to come.

As for the audience, you can find more information about his life and career on Nikola’s Official Wikipedia Page.


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