DHB – “Youth set the tone” at the World Handball Championship

Germany’s Philipp Weber threw and Egypt’s Ibrahim Elmasri blocked. (Jan Wojtas / dpa)

Heiner Brand, who grew to become a world champion as a participant and coach, says that he’s of two minds about the efficiency of German handball gamers at the World Championships held in Poland and Sweden:

“On the one hand, it must be mentioned: The group performed an incredible sport right here. They performed as a group, they fought very properly, the outcomes had been good even in the preliminary spherical.”

The different aspect of the coin: “We nonetheless have not overwhelmed any of the large, actually large nations. They’re in the finals now and in the third-place match. And there’s one thing lacking. You should admit it wholeheartedly.”

Heiner Brand is recording the NDR talk show in the NDR studio on the exhibition grounds.  Hanover

Heiner Brand (dpa / photograph alliance / Geisler-Fotopress / Clemens Niehaus)

Fewer excessive performers, extra materials loss

Brands cite the causes for the difficulties: The group was not very safe and made many easy errors. High stress additionally performed a task. The group did quite a bit to a couple prime performers who then misplaced the merchandise.

From the model’s standpoint, there’s not too little expertise: particularly in the final 15 years, not like the present nationwide coach Alfred Ghislasson, he sees a big enchancment in all elements.

Hendrik Pekeler, who was injured and briefly retired from sports activities, introduced that he’ll return to the nationwide group. At least in early 2024 at residence EM, it is an possibility, Brand says. There is not any picture drawback amongst the gamers in the nationwide group, Brand believes:

“Have enjoyable collectively”

“Anyone who has seen this group play at the World Cup proper now can see how a lot the boys take pleasure in taking part in collectively, how a lot enjoyable they’ve collectively.”

National coach Alfred Gislasson has now put his group collectively, says Brand: “Then the nationwide coach, like different nationwide coaches of different nations, has to construct the group accordingly. Share concepts for enchancment. It’s all the time a course of that takes a sure period of time, and it is the coach’s job to develop the group in collaboration with the gamers, particularly with the finest performers.”

The model’s imaginative and prescient for the European Championship and the 2024 Summer Olympics on residence soil: “For me, the most fun factor about this match was that the youth set the temper. Knorr, Koster, Johannes Golla, Lucas Mertens had been the decisive gamers of our group. They provide good alternatives for the future.” He hopes to win medals at each main occasions, not too pessimistic. However, there’s nonetheless “a lot, a lot work” to be carried out earlier than then.


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