National handball coach Alfred Gislson has launched Tim Zechel before the quarter-finals of the World Cup towards France. The 26-year-old pivot of HC Erlangen will be part of the German workforce in Gdansk on Tuesday. This was introduced in the morning by the German Handball Federation (DHB).
For Wednesday’s conflict with the Olympic champion (20.30/ZDF), Gislason can name on 16 of his gamers to knock out the present 17-man squad. Since January 2, Seechel has been getting ready for the World Cup with Germany, however was adjusted before leaving for Poland.
On Tuesday morning, Paul Drucks traveled from Katowice to Poland’s Baltic Sea coast from Bundesliga leaders Fuchse Berlin. The backcourt participant missed the finish of the principal spherical (26:28) towards Norway on Monday night time as a result of a chilly. “The backcourt participant is on the mend,” the affiliation mentioned in a assertion.
Handball World Cup: Around seven million folks watch the DHB defeat
TV victory of the day, the finest pre-tournament score: The first loss of the German handball gamers introduced ARD the highest quantity of viewers in the broadcasts of the World Cup. On Monday night time, a median of 6.99 million folks watched the principal spherical towards Norway for 26:28, similar to a 23.5 % market share and in addition representing the first place in the each day rating of the most watched TV applications.
By far, the principal qualifier towards Serbia (6.27 million/25.5 %) had the highest TV viewers. Thursday’s opener towards Argentina drew 5.01 million (23.5), adopted by 6.10 million (22.3) for the quarterfinal towards the Netherlands.
Juri Knorr: “World class” for Baur, however not for Hinze
According to the former captain of the nationwide workforce, Markus Baur, playmaker Juri Knorr confirmed a excessive worldwide format at the World Handball Championship. “This is a world-class efficiency on this world championship. However, I’m certain that he’s nonetheless removed from the finish of his growth,” mentioned the 2007 world champion in an interview with Handball Week.
At the finish of the principal spherical towards Norway (26:28), the solely 22-year-old midfielder once more turned the finest German thrower with eight objectives. Knorr performed a main position in reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup. “He is a full participant who notices a lot on the subject and all the time tries to get the most consequence from it,” mentioned Baur.
The 52-year-old Knorr, who was additionally a playmaker throughout his enjoying profession, doesn’t need to be in comparison with himself. “It is tough for me to check. Each particular person, every handball participant has his personal qualities and is exclusive,” mentioned the 228-time nationwide participant.
Sebastian Hinze, coach of Knorr in Rhine-Neckar Leuven (but), doesn’t share Baur’s opinion. “He has every little thing he wants. But I believe the “world class” stamp remains to be too early. But he’s on the strategy to the world degree,” mentioned Hinze (43) and: “In my eyes, extra expertise is required. – particularly at these worldwide occasions.”
Handball gamers are assured about the sport of France: “It’s all about now”
Even in the catacombs of “Spodek Arena” in Kattowitz, Germany’s handball gamers are happy. The better the distance to the first World Cup damper towards Norway, the extra confidence returned. “The finish of the sport might be very fast,” goalkeeper Andreas Wolff mentioned after his first loss at the World Cup. “The sport was not the principal purpose. There is one thing like that in the sport towards France. We could make the event a nice one.”
“We cannot bury our heads in the sand and discuss dangerous about one thing, possibly it isn’t dangerous. Sometimes we have now days the place we lose video games,” Wolff mentioned. Playmaker Juri Knorr, once more DHB’s prime scorer with eight objectives, targeted on the optimistic: “We take a lot with us – particularly understanding that we have been capable of beat Norway regardless that we did not play our greatest sport.”