The quarter-final match of the German nationwide staff on the World Handball Championship didn’t depart Bob Hanning detached. Kker’s reviewer even confirmed himself someplace.
Frustration prevails: DHB choice and Bob Hanning.
First, we deservedly misplaced within the quarter-finals – we had our possibilities however did not ultimately. The German staff had an amazing begin to this recreation in opposition to France. Focused, dedicated, motivated – the French have proven impressively that the DHB choice may be anticipated as we speak. Andreas Wolff additional bolstered a selflessly tackling midfield with a really robust particular person efficiency.
However, we gained an excellent beginning place with 4 objectives in two minutes. But earlier than the break we have been on par with the document world champion. After an excellent begin to the second half, we allowed ourselves to be run over mercilessly. At this stage, the bodily benefit was clear to us. My fears within the Norway recreation have been additionally confirmed: In the tip, we lacked psychological alertness.
Unfortunately, Paul Drucks could not actually assist due to his bronchitis, we might have used him in assault as a result of to be sincere, we have been a bit overwhelmed on the again. The seven-six video games, which haven’t but been mastered, have been makes an attempt to offer a remaining push. But, on the identical time, it was turned off.
France is completely world class in all components of the staff. I don’t wish to discuss concerning the lack of width as a decisive issue. This was a particular function of the present Olympic champion. It broke us within the final quarter of an hour. It must be famous: The 4 greatest groups of the event are additionally within the semi-finals.
We want the final two video games
Denmark had a straightforward time in opposition to Hungary, Sweden had a convincing choice in opposition to Egypt. Spain and Norway produced an outstanding handball thriller, with the Scandinavians messing up a semi-final they thought was protected with a unnecessary again move late in regulation.
We must shake ourselves up now. Germany will then play in opposition to Egypt on Friday. We want to complete fifth if attainable, however we nonetheless want two extra wins for that. First the African champions, then Hungary or once more the Norwegians – will probably be an actual problem. But we want these video games to offer us an excellent begin to qualify for the European Championships and the Olympics subsequent January on residence soil.
Bob Hanning (54) led Führze Berlin from the second division to the Champions League, turned the DHB round in eight years as vice chairman and wrote the Spiegel bestseller (Hanning. Macht. Handball.). In his column, he analyzes what is occurring within the nationwide staff and the Bundesliga.