Wolf rose once more – German handball gamers received the World Championship
German handball gamers beat Norway and completed the World Championship in fifth place. The workforce needs to end in the prime 4 at the European Championship, which shall be held at dwelling.
DHe as soon as once more talked about the outstanding German handball participant Andreas Wolff, and after the profitable completion of the World Championship, the goalkeeper didn’t conceal his hopes for the title in the upcoming dwelling match. With coronary heart, ardour and the assist of Wolff, the workforce of the nationwide coach Alfred Gislason took fifth place on Sunday in opposition to Norway in Stockholm with a rating of 28:24 (16:13) and reported on the prolonged world stage.
“Today we had been ready to play nicely for 60 minutes in opposition to a prime opponent,” Wolf stated on ZDF. For the 2024 European Championship, “some changes want to be made” to “get at the least a number of two, three, 4 locations” in entrance of the dwelling crowd.
In entrance of a crowd of 6,260 of their ninth sport in 17 days, Germany bounced again from the opening sport of the qualifying spherical in opposition to Egypt, profitable 35-34 in time beyond regulation on Friday. Although there was one or the different interval of weak point, this time there was no recession. The prime hurlers for the DHB choice had been Luca Witzke, Johannes Golla and Kai Hafner with 5 objectives every.
“I’m very glad, we wished to win the match,” stated coach Gislason and praised the second row gamers: “I’m very glad for the boys.” Experienced goalkeeper Wolff as soon as shone between the posts in a world-class efficiency. The 31-year-old saved loads of throws from the Norwegians, together with three seven-meter throws, giving nice safety to these in entrance of him.
Before the ultimate match, Gislason introduced the goalkeeper with an ideal World Cup certificates. “He behaved nicely,” the nationwide coach stated of Wolff’s efficiency in the finals in Poland and Sweden, confirming the private improvement of the 2016 European champion: “He is mature, calm and extremely steady. It’s bold, however not as intense because it was a number of years in the past.”
A constructive World Cup steadiness sheet with room for enchancment
Wolff’s teammates additionally awakened unusually early and confirmed a extra targeted efficiency on protection and offense. Juri Knorr managed the sport rigorously once more and confirmed Wits very nicely on his lengthy breaks. Lukas Stutzke, who was launched later, was additionally a scoring risk from the backfield.
The duo scored three objectives in the first half-hour and had been instrumental in a three-goal lead at the break. “It was refreshing from each of them,” praised DHB sporting director Axel Cromer at half-time.
After the change, the DHB decide discovered themselves even six objectives behind as Wolff continued to carry out at his highest stage and now beat Hafner in entrance. In the ultimate levels, energy and focus waned barely, however in the finish Gislason’s protégés had been ready to have a good time.
Before the begin of the sport, Cromer had a constructive steadiness in the World Cup. The workforce “labored nearer to the prime of the world. We are in the closest space of the pursuers,” stated the 46-year-old. But you continue to haven’t got “the breadth of expertise and squads that good groups have.”
This ought to change subsequent 12 months when the European Championship in Germany will increase. DHB president Andreas Michelmann stated: “The intention must be to go one step additional and break into the prime 4.”