Estavanna Polman on friend Raphael van der Vaart, the DHB team and the bite attack

Estavanna Polman might be retaining her fingers crossed in entrance of the TV as Germany play the Netherlands at the Handball World Cup on Saturday (from 8.30pm on LIVETICKER). National coach Alfred Gislason’s team might be seeking to get off to a commanding begin in the fundamental tour towards Argentina.

Polman has been in a relationship with former HSV skilled Raphael van der Vaart since early 2016. A 12 months later, they have been anticipating their first little one collectively. The Dutch footballer has been enjoying in the “Rapid Bucharest” membership since November of final 12 months. At the 2017 and 2019 World Championships, Polman was named the greatest participant of the match. In 2019, he received the World Cup towards Spain in the ultimate. (NEWS: All details about the World Handball Championship)

inside SPORTS1interview, the 30-year-old footballer talks about the World Cup, the Dutch nationwide team and van der Vaart.

SPORT1: Ms Polman, what are the interim outcomes of the World Handball Championship and how do you charge the efficiency of the Netherlands to date?

Estavanna Polman: You have performed a robust match to date, quick handball, good protection. They have additionally made nice progress lately, and it’s evident on this match. Who is aware of, perhaps they’re going to nonetheless have a windfall.

Estavanna Polman in the EHF Champions League

SPORT1: Germany host the Netherlands on Saturday. What recreation are you anticipating and who will win?

Polman: I hope it will likely be an fascinating recreation. If the Netherlands can get to the degree they did towards Norway (a detailed loss, Warning d. editor), they will make it tough for Germany. Germany has a wider financial institution that may change the whole lot. Of course I hope Holland wins.

Polman: “I really like you!”

SPORT1: How a lot assist do you give to your male teammates throughout the World Cup? Who are the greatest gamers of the Dutch nationwide team?

Polman: When I can, I comply with the video games and root for them. Of course, I hope they win as many video games as doable. Best gamers: Bart Ravenenbergen, goalkeeper, had a robust efficiency in the first spherical of video games. Luke Staines is the engine of the team. Winger Samir Benganem, left sort out Dani Baijens and proper guard Kaj Smits are doing very properly. This is unquestionably a collective match.

SPORT1: Who do you assume is the greatest participant of the match at the second? (DATA: All World Handball Championship Tables)

Polman: I am unable to say that now as a result of I have not seen many different video games. The greatest gamers come out in the large video games. They have but to be performed.

SPORT1: How about the scandal involving American Paul Skorupa biting his opponent Hussein al-Sayyad?

Polman: I noticed him in passing. This doesn’t belong to the handball court docket. Decent pink and blue card. I feel he’ll know later.

SPORT1: Dutch girls have been amongst the greatest in handball for a very long time. How did males grow to be profitable? Any recommendation from the women?

Polman: Many gamers are nonetheless enjoying in sturdy tournaments. They put together fastidiously and put money into themselves. Now they’re performing in the European and World Championships and attaining nice success. You can solely get higher. Now the team is taken care of. I do not assume the males’s team wants any recommendation from us. If you consider in your self, you may go far.

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SPORT1: Is the Netherlands turning into extra and extra of a handball-loving nation? What is the present temper in the World Cup?

Polman: Handball continues to be a minor sport in the Netherlands. We must be extra public. People are extra accepting of us overseas. We are not a small handball nation that’s simple to beat.

SPORT1: How ought to the Netherlands fare towards Germany on Saturday?

Van der Vaart watches their video games

Polman: The Netherlands should play their recreation first. Play quick and rating extra targets from fast counter assaults. The protection needs to be aggressive and our goalkeeper has to have a team identify. It is essential that they don’t make too many technical errors in attack, as a result of the Germans are additionally fast in the first section. This is the final probability to qualify for the quarter finals. You have to present it your all and then after 60 minutes see if it is sufficient.

SPORT1: You are the mom of a little bit woman. How do you steadiness this together with your work as a handball participant? (DATA: Table of the World Handball Championship)

Polman: You need to plan issues. I’m now at an excellent membership with nice followers. I’m proud of the approach issues are going. I see handball and motherhood as an excellent mixture. I’m surrounded by form individuals who assist me once I want it. My household all the time comes first. Jesslyn additionally likes to play handball and watches my video games.

SPORT1: How usually does Rafael watch your video games and how a lot emotional assist does he present on the sidelines?

Polman: If he can, Raph stays on the sidelines and watches the video games avidly. If he cannot, he’ll watch me stay. He additionally thinks the recreation is nice and has secretly grow to be a fan of handball. I’m completely satisfied if you come to please me with our little woman.

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