Handball Bundesliga: the renewed “warriors” have big plans | NDR.de – Sports

Status: 29.08.2022 11:33

After final season’s thirteenth place end, TSV Hannover-Burgdorf has reshuffled its squad and now has big plans. Lower Saxony’s solely handball staff began coaching as the first Bundesliga membership. “Warriors” in the staff will verify.

Jan Kirchner

“We have a fantastic staff that won’t solely create a sensation on the pitch,” stated Sven-Søren Kristoffersen, Rekken’s sporting director. The new effectiveness of coach Christian Prokop’s staff needs to be confirmed for the first time on Thursday (19:05). Next on the schedule is the Bundesliga opener in opposition to SC DHfK Leipzig.

Newcomers: There is a whole lot of turnover in the squad

The turnover in the staff was excessive. Six gamers left Hannover in the summer season. However, most of them have not lived as much as expectations or appear to have handed their prime. Only left winger Ivan Martinovic (Melsungen) and proper winger Johan Hansen (Flensburg) obtained presents from stronger golf equipment.

In the second case, there was additionally an attention-grabbing change of rings: 5 years later, Marius Steinhauser left Flensburg, is now thought of the first power on the proper wing in Hannover-Burgdorf, and was instantly appointed the new captain of the staff. His consultant comes from Switzerland: Maximilian Gerbl.

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A brand new rear axle with a future

The new rear axle of “Rekken” is especially promising. Tall Belarusian Uladzislau Kulesh and Montenegrin left-hander Branko Vujovic lately performed collectively at Polish prime membership Wive Kielce. German participant Marian Michalczyk got here to the place of playmaker. New goalkeeper Dario Quenstedt (from THW Kiel) joins common goalkeeper Domenico Ebner. A single 20-12 months-previous left-hander, Renars Uscins, has confirmed to be an amazing expertise. Coach Prokop expressed satisfaction with NDR: “I used to be allowed to assemble my dream staff.”

That’s what coach Christian Prokop is doing

Prokop is in his second 12 months as a coach at Hannover and assembled his staff on July 11. “A variety of new groups have to get to know one another rapidly, as a result of they should come collectively rapidly when they’re underneath stress,” defined the coach, who spent the first few weeks with non-sports activities actions and energetic recreation.

The focus was on the new staff construction after which servicing the automatisms. “We need to supply emotional, devoted handball and supply our opponents totally different challenges with our totally different characters,” stated Prokop. Aim for the season: A spot in the prime half of the desk, ie a minimum of ninth place.


New names can seem in three or 4 positions of the common seven – a big change. On paper, TSV Hannover-Burgdorf has a whole lot of robust handball gamers. Will they develop into an actual staff? In the starting, after all, slightly persistence is required. The high quality of the gamers reaches 9 or eight locations.

If the new staff rides a wave of euphoria from the begin, the season could even finish on the European stage. The German champions confirmed potential in a small pleasant defeat to SC Magdeburg.

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