This has to change in German handball

Before the sport in opposition to Egypt

Handball legend Schwarzer: This has to change in German handball

Christian Schwarzer grew to become the handball world champion in 2007.

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By Thomas Lipke

Where is German handball?

Today at 15.30 the crew of coach Alfred Gislason (63 years previous) will proceed their sport in opposition to Egypt in the World Handball Championship. But what occurs after the World Cup? A yr later, the house European Championship will start in Dusseldorf. Handball legend Christian “Black” Schwarzer (53) dares to hunt down RTL and tells what wants to change in German handball.

“Poet on prime of the world”

In 2007, below the steerage of coach Heiner Brand, Schwarzer sensationally grew to become the world champion and carried out effectively. At this yr’s World Cup, the DHB crew is “solely” fifth. Also, the scores have been fairly good to date. Therefore, I want that the younger crew, which continues to be creating, will obtain this fifth place and present that it’s shut to the highest of the world.”

Young gamers are sooner in the Bundesliga

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Closer to groups like France or Norway in the quarter finals. It begins with youth work. The cause is shocking: though Germany can now not carry the identical high quality from the financial institution, the French have impressed above all with the breadth of the squad. Schwarzer: “We have excellent youth work in Germany, however it’s managed very in a different way than in France. In French, youth work is backed by the state – in our case, every little thing is completed by golf equipment or firms. It is harder for us not to get our younger gamers into the Bundesliga too rapidly. We have the strongest league in the world. It is tough for younger gamers to settle there.”

This can be due to the truth that the German league is made up of many worldwide world-class gamers. “It’s additionally logical, in order for you to play for titles in the Champions League, you want one of the best gamers. But the query has to be requested if the crew nonetheless has high-paid gamers in the fifteenth or sixteenth spots. You can even give the younger gamers in your ranks an opportunity to develop.”


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So subsequent yr we will probably be in the highest 4

A yr later, the European handball championship will probably be held in Germany. In 2007, the DHB crew sensationally grew to become the world champion, delighting the entire of Germany. “It was a fantastic feeling on the time – I am unable to put it into phrases. And particularly when issues will not be going effectively, the viewers will naturally provide help to. Also, I feel the crew has developed additional over the yr, so the possibilities are a lot increased.”

The opening sport on the Dusseldorf Arena is about to grow to be a document sport – 30,000 tickets have already been bought. Saarland remembers: “I as soon as performed with Lemgo in the Schalke Arena in entrance of such a background, it was wonderful. Records should be damaged.”

Schwarzer enthuses: “We have one other buzz that we’ve to take with us. There aren’t any empty halls in Germany. As for the squad, we’ve a fantastic line-up participant in Lucas Mertens, for instance, a fantastic crew of goalkeepers and younger gamers who proceed to develop subsequent yr.”

But first, the World Cup should finish amicably…


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