Status: 29.01.2023 17:26
The World Handball Championship is over, however the residence championship is simply a short while away. The German Handball Federation needs to achieve the semi-finals, stated president Andreas Michelmann. Which gamers of the German nationwide workforce satisfied, whose position in the European Championship worsened?
Andreas Wolf (objective): Wolff was one of the greatest goalkeepers of the match. Germany’s primary has made greater than 100 saves – the final time Frenchman Thierry Omeyer did it at the 2015 World Cup. Wolff’s catch price of practically 40 p.c makes the 31-yr-outdated’s sport much more spectacular. The goalkeeper was additionally extra open and open – one of the winners of the match.
Joel Birlech (objective): Birlem justified the belief of the nationwide coach. With Wolff injured in opposition to Serbia and not likely entering into the sport, Birlech pulled the enamel out of the Serbs in the closing phases. If the 25-yr-outdated continues to carry out properly in the league with Rhein-Neckar Leuven, he may have a very good probability of ending second to Wolff in the 2024 competitors.
Joel Birlech’s efficiency in opposition to Serbia
Johannes Golla (district): The captain was unquestionable even earlier than the match and cemented his standing as one of the greatest gamers and defenders in the world – at simply 25 years outdated. Golla turned the greatest German objective scorer after Juri Knorr. An absolute high performer and an vital pillar for the close to and probably distant future.
Yuri Knorr (again court docket): 53 objectives, 54 assists – Knorr is the greatest scorer in the World Cup. That he was ready to take action at the age of 22 speaks volumes about the immense potential that also lies dormant in Germany’s expertise at the again. Knorr introduced the aspect of shock again to the German sport. An awesome match from an already indispensable playmaker for the workforce.
Julian Koster (backcourt): Although solely 22 years outdated, Köster has obtained rather a lot of confidence from the nationwide coach, particularly in defence. Also, Koster had a number of vital moments in entrance of him, for instance, in essential moments in opposition to Egypt. It was clear that he would run out of punches at occasions as a result of the extraordinarily troublesome marking jobs, however that is comprehensible. The tree-lined backcourt participant ought to play a major position in the coming years.
Luka Witzke (again court docket): When he was allowed to play, Luka Witzke gave some very compelling performances. His position grew as the match progressed, in opposition to Norway he was the greatest German shooter and was additionally excellent defensively in the midfield place. Witzke is a optimistic shock and match winner.
World Handball Championship: Alfred Ghislason for Germany vs Norway
Philip Weber (again): Weber’s position diminished as the match progressed. The dynamic court docket participant initially obtained reward from the nationwide coach, however later lacked confidence. There had been a pair of errors too many and the protection was barely used – most likely misplaced to robust, younger groups like Knorr, Koster and Witzke.
Lukas Stutzke (backcourt): Was invited and welcomed to Norway and did properly at the again. Most importantly, his defensive potential is appreciated by the nationwide coach.
Kai Hafner (backcourt): Played his position in assault solidly with out a lot glamour. A veteran with a lot of expertise will nonetheless be a problem subsequent yr, as there may be additionally no robust attacking competitors at the proper half place.
Christoph Steinert (again): Because Steinert is powerful in protection and will also be used on the proper wing when wanted, he’s a really useful various for the nationwide coach. Before this World Cup, he didn’t play a major position.
Djibril M’bengue (backcourt): The third backcourt on the workforce performed his position properly on protection, however made rather a lot of errors throughout his managed enjoying time.
Simon Ernst (defence): The defensive specialist performed rather a lot at first, however later he was not used in any respect. If Hendrik Pekeler returns to the nationwide workforce, Ernst, who has been tormented by quite a few accidents, might vacate the place.
Yannick Kolbacher (district): When Golla wanted a break, Kohlbacher was an equal substitute in assault and was an actual weapon, particularly in his relationship with membership-mate Knorr. An excellent second man in the circle.
Tim Zechel (District): He performed just a few minutes in the sport in opposition to Norway in the World Cup.
Lucas Mertens (left winger): Mertens has grow to be a crowd favourite at this World Cup. With a superb strikeout price of 27 in 32 makes an attempt, “Speedy” knew the best way to persuade. Crossing it have to be troublesome for all rivals at first.
World Handball Championship: Germany’s Mertens beats Serbia from outdoors
Rune Damke (left wing): Mertens did a very good job as a backup.
Patrick Grotzky (proper wing): Grotzky had a very good begin to the match, however his strike price was problematic in key video games of the match, notably lacking a couple of essential objectives in opposition to France. If Timo Kastenin is wholesome, he ought to surpass the 33-yr-outdated athlete.
Lukas Zerbe (proper wing): Recommended, not performed a lot. In the medium time period, his age is a bonus over Grotzky in the race for the spot behind Castening.