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An Interview with Nikola Mitrevski, Handball Player

Hello, everyone. Today I have to honor to talk with Nikola Mitrevski, a professional Macedonia handball player who has played in three different clubs in Macedonia for ten years. Mitrevski comes from Bitola and has started his career in the local club, RK Pelister. He then joined RK Vardar and finally moved on to RK Metalurg. He has achieved remarkable club career success and is also part of Macedonia’s National Handball Team.

As for his international career, Nikola started in 2015 in S.L. Benfica, and from there, he continued in HC Dobrogea Sud. Interestingly, he came to Macedonia for a year to play for RK Eurofarm Pelister. However, he returned to Portugal, but this time to FC Porto, for which he plays now. He won many titles during his career, including National Leagues and Cups in Macedonia, Portugal, and Romania.

I am sure you are interested to hear what Nikola has to say, and I propose we begin with this interview immediately.

    Tose Zafirov

    Mr. Olympia Representative

    Hello, everyone. Today I have to honor to talk with Nikola Mitrevski, a professional Macedonia handball player who has played in three different clubs in Macedonia for ten years. Mitrevski comes from Bitola and has started his career in the local club, RK Pelister. He then joined RK Vardar and finally moved on to RK Metalurg. He has achieved remarkable club career success and is also part of Macedonia’s National Handball Team.

    As for his international career, Nikola started in 2015 in S.L. Benfica, and from there, he continued in HC Dobrogea Sud. Interestingly, he came to Macedonia for a year to play for RK Eurofarm Pelister. However, he returned to Portugal, but this time to FC Porto, for which he plays now. He won many titles during his career, including National Leagues and Cups in Macedonia, Portugal, and Romania.

    I am sure you are interested to hear what Nikola has to say, and I propose we begin with this interview immediately.

    Tose Zafirov:

    Hello, Nikola. I want to start by expressing my gratitude for taking the time to respond to my questions today. You are undoubtedly well-known to our audience, especially on a national level. Yet, we cannot avoid the formality. So, would you mind introducing yourself to the readers first?

    Nikola Mitrevski:

    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 and a goalkeeper who has been involved with handball for over 20 years. I represent the National Handball Team of Macedonia and play at FC Porto (Futebol Clube do Porto).

    Tose Zafirov:

    Nikola that sounds really good. We, as a nation, are happy with your achievements. So tell me, what do you enjoy the most about your daily job? In other words, what motivates you to continue when things get difficult?

    Nikola Mitrevski:

    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 whether the next shot will be a goal. 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.

    Tose Zafirov:

    You are correct; we must give goalkeepers the respect they deserve since they have incredible power.

    Now, can you elaborate on how you managed to achieve this level of success? Is there a secret formula for it, or does all it takes is years of hard work?

    Nikola Mitrevski:

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

    Commitment, consistency, hard work, and support from your closest friends and family all play significant roles. Still, the belief in yourself and the ability to combine these pieces together is what will ultimately solve this puzzle.

    Tose Zafirov:

    I fully understand you. You have definitely made a good number of outstanding saves as a goalkeeper that have significantly changed the course of many games. However, do you have a specific save that you would characterize as your greatest till now in the season?

    Nikola Mitrevski:

    This season was long, I had a lot of competitions along the way, and many saves occurred throughout that time. Therefore, 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 Champions League, which I would consider my best save from the circuit.

    Tose Zafirov:

    I agree; that save was indeed one of the best this season. But I have another question for you. What advice would you provide to young goalkeepers who wish to achieve your level of success?

    Nikola Mitrevski:

    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 believe in yourself with every inch of your being. Also, it’s always too early to give up.

    Tose Zafirov:

    As a professional bodybuilder, I totally understand the price of success. However, can you tell me more about your pre-match routine and superstitions? Is there something that starts occupying your mind before a game?

    Nikola Mitrevski:

    I don’t really have anything special when it comes to this. However, throughout my career, I started getting used to watching what I eat. I also always try to sleep well, and I have a satisfying psychophysical rest every once in a while.

    Tose Zafirov:

    I am aware that you are among the top goalkeepers in the world. However, can you tell me what position you would play if you had to choose one apart from this one?

    Nikola Mitrevski:

    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.

    Tose Zafirov:

    It’s great to hear that; I’m really impressed. What do you usually do with your free time, assuming you have any at all?

    Nikola Mitrevski:

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

    Tose Zafirov:

    We’ve covered almost everything I was interested in asking. We are slowly coming to the end of this interview. So, I cannot help but ask, what type of goals have you set for yourself for the future?

    Nikola Mitrevski:

    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.

    Tose Zafirov:

    Last but not least, if you could send one message to the world, what would it be?

    Nikola Mitrevski:

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

    Final Words

    I appreciate the time you spent on this interview, Nikola. I am sure you will continue to bring joy to the national jersey, and I wish you many more achievements in your club career.

    You can visit Nikola’s official Wikipedia page to discover more about his career.

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