Status: 02.02.2023 17:52
Last Sunday, the Danish staff with 5 professionals from SG Flensburg-Handewitt gained the world handball championship. On Saturday, the Schleswig-Holsteiners, who’ve a complete of ten gamers at the World Cup, proceed their essential DHB Cup quarter-finals.
It’s common for handball gamers to have breaks to relaxation once they’re chasing matches, however Mike Machulla’s brief break for the World Cup hosts continues to be thought scary. “I would really like extra time for my gamers to course of their achievements and experiences, mirror and are available again,” mentioned the SG coach. “So it is only a signal: job completed, medal in the bag, title on the slip.”
Vets come to “Hell of the North”.
If it is up to nationwide coach Alfred Ghislason, It could be an off day for the professionals who completed fifth with the DHB staff. “I might give the gamers a minimum of a month off,” mentioned the Icelander. A want for Flensburg about DHB captain Johannes Golla. They will need and wish to make the last push for the cup last 4 in Cologne on Saturday (6:00) when Bundesliga rivals HSG Wetzlar come to the Hell of the North.
“I might give the gamers a minimum of a month off.”
National coach Alfred Gislason
“After a serious event, it isn’t unusual for video games to resume rapidly,” says SG managing director Holger Glandorf. “But it is uncommon that a lot is at stake.” SG Flensburg-Handewitt has up to now been one of 4 contributors in the DHB Cup last, a profitable 13 occasions. However, the final time was in 2017.
With SG fielding a complete of ten gamers for the World Cup, the Bundesliga membership will only practice at the again in January. The relaxation of the squad confronted Danish first division membership Sonderjske twice, in any other case the coaching squad was crammed with younger gamers. On Thursday, the World Cup starters resumed coaching. “It’s at all times a battle for a coach whether or not his gamers want slightly relaxation or slightly follow,” Glandorf mentioned.
Only two practices earlier than the Vets sport
Coach Machulla determined to begin the first day with breakfast. “I did not need to go straight to the agenda,” he explains. “Players want to alternate concepts first, they arrive again with quite a bit of impressions and experiences.” The coaching began round midday. Only two practices left with the full squad to put together for the cup sport towards the Vets.
Hansen: “You at all times need to win”
After all, the Danish champions can work collectively as a staff. “A break was inconceivable,” says Johan Hansen. “That’s why we wish to go to the Final Four now since you at all times need to win.” The proper-again is one of the “Flensburg World Champions” together with Simon Hald, Kevin Möller, Emil Jakobsen and Mads Mensah.
Lasse Moller may name himself a world champion. The quarterback had to go away early with an ankle damage and has been sidelined for the time being. Sweden’s Jim Gottfriedsson additionally suffered a damaged collarbone in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. In addition to Golla, Magnus Rode and Goran Sogard additionally represented Norway at the World Cup.
Just six days off after the World Cup last
Flensburg should now management the load and cope with the time crunch nicely. “In latest years, we have performed a really quick sport, usually away from house, and we have at all times managed it nicely,” remembers Machulla. Interesting: simply 29-29 draw 12 months in the past – HSG Wetzlar, upcoming opponent. At that point, the first membership sport happened eleven days after the last of the European Championship, however now it’s only six days earlier than the last of the World Cup.
The load of the Vetslar World Championship is low
Another issue that makes the cup sport a balancing act: The burden of the World Cup was decrease for the Hessian host. Other than coach Hrvoje Horvat, who labored for Croatia, only 4 HSG gamers have held the document at the World Cup. No one made it previous the primary spherical with their staff, so virtually everybody left every week early and thus had an extended regeneration interval.
However, nobody is afraid in Flensburg. “In the first follow, we went by way of all our strikes. We appear to bear in mind all of them,” mentioned world champion Hansen with a smile.