Stretch star Vujovic sets the tone in Hannover

Hanover. Handball champion Branko Vujovic seems to be like a black turtleneck that he carries on his shoulder as he walks to the locker room. In reality, this can be a Bluetooth speaker, Montenegrins carry the field with them all over the place. TSV Hannover-Burgdorf’s star addition is the new DJ workforce and will all the time present musical leisure and sound reinforcement.

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He didn’t push himself to work. “I had just a few choices to select from. Musikvart appeared simple to me,” says Vujovic and smiles. “Everything is less complicated than Wasserwart.” Since then, the Balkan blows in the ears of the troopers have grow to be extra frequent. It’s additionally the case after Vujovic’s victory at MT Melsungen towards his predecessor Ivan Martynovic on the courtroom and in the pit.

Cool press earlier than debut

Vujovic additionally completed as prime scorer with eight targets in his season debut. The left-hander, who broke his proper arm in the Champions League closing towards Barcelona and was pressured to sit down out the first a part of coaching, was very enthusiastic about his first project. “Everyone needs to play in the greatest league in the world.”

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Muscle issues in his thigh stopped him shortly earlier than the begin of the league. The 24-year-old missed the first three video games. “Of course” he “was accordingly very zealous towards Melsungen.” “But I attempted to maintain my cool, if you happen to’re overzealous, you are going to make a mistake.”

“I can play higher”

Most importantly, Vujovic began the recreation brilliantly, scoring 38 seconds into the recreation to make it 1-0, and shortly after he made it 4-0. “It gave me confidence. The workforce believed in me.” Was it the nice Vujovich? “It’s all the time tough to play like I did towards Melsungen, however I can nonetheless play nicely. I’ve sufficient alternatives to show it – the season is lengthy,” says the right-handed courtroom participant.

In entrance of the new City Hall: Recken entry Branko Vujovic feels “very comfy” in the metropolis.

The Warriors are delighted to have such a world-class participant in their ranks on a three-year contract. “He gave us a lift of high quality,” coach Christian Prokop mentioned. For Vujovic, the mission for the Hessians was clear. “We did not need to go there as vacationers, however for 2 factors, so we’ve got to consider each recreation – even towards Kiel.” The reigning champions come to ZAG Arena for the greatest recreation on Sunday (2:00 p.m.). Vujovic cannot promise the Warriors will win THW both. “But we are able to say that we’ll do all the pieces to win.” He felt “adrenaline in his blood” earlier than his first house recreation. “I can hardly look ahead to it.”

Having espresso with associates in the Balkans

After a tough begin at his new membership, Vujovic “had an excellent relationship with the Warriors and in the metropolis”. He lives on the List in “Balkanstrasse” in Rekken, the place Ilya Brozovich additionally lives. Vujovic hangs out quite a bit with Croatian Brozovic and North Macedonian Filip Kuzmanvski, and in addition speaks Serbo-Croatian with Max Gerbl, the Swiss’s Serbian daughter. “When you come from the Balkans, it is crucial to produce other Balkan gamers in the workforce,” explains Vujovic. “Our tradition is to be collectively all the time, have espresso, eat, speak.”

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It made sense for him to fulfill up along with his Balkan associates on a free Wednesday to loosen up, eat and drink collectively. Recharge your battery for the keel.

Written by Simon Lange

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