The 38-years old line-player parted ways with Israeli Maccabi Rishon by mutual agreement afterwards gave an interview for Balkan-Handball.com about the reasons for such a decision, but also an overview of the whole career which began in Belgrade.
- I had a feeling like at home during period in Poland with Kielce. Poland was the country in which I felt the best. The worst was in Germany (he played at Fullingen and Nordhorn 2005-2009). Mentality, character, that wasn’t something for me. However, I learned the most in Nordhorn. That was a part of career when I made myself as a man and athlete. I learned a lot of things from Germans and Scandinavians. My coach was Ola Lindgren, he showed me the way, helped me a lot, I overtook from him certain way of thinking and view on Handball – said Rastko for Balkan-Handball.com and added:
- I have learned a lot from the fight with Bjarte Myrhol, my team-mate in Nordhorn. I don’t talk about how good friend you are with someone, but about the fight to survive, battle for every minute at the court and WISh to play more than your pair on position. I had to learn everything in a month. I was coming from Balkan school, Bjarte is Scandinavian, Ola is also, it is natural to like his style more than mine. “No, I will not surrender, I don’t give you pole position”. I made myself stronger after that experience – concluded Rastko.
The whole interview on Serbian you can read on http://www.balkan-handball.com/intervju-nedelje/rastko-stojkovic-rekao-dosta-zeleo-sam-puno-karijera-mi-donela-jos-vise/
Rastko Stojkovic has played at RK Crvena zvezda, RK Partizan, RK Borac Banjaluka, German Fullingen (2005-2006), HSG Nordhorn (2006-2009), Vive Targi Kielce (2009-2013), Meshkov Brest (2014-2018)…