Handball: DHB coach Gislason does not want to go to the quarter-finals of the World Cup

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DHB coach Gislason does not want to go to the quarter-finals of the World Cup

The coach of the German nationwide crew Gislason is wanting ahead to the quarter-finals, whoever the opponent is. picture

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For the German handball gamers, that is the finish of the foremost spherical in opposition to Norway. After that, both France or Spain are ready in the quarter-finals. The nationwide coach has no benefit.

The German handball gamers, who reached the quarter-finals of the World Championship prematurely, do not have a most well-liked opponent in the play-off spherical. “It does not matter if it is in opposition to Spain or France,” nationwide coach Alfred Gislason stated after beating Holland 33:26 (15:12) in Katowice.

Before that, there’s the closing recreation of the foremost spherical in opposition to one other world-class crew: on Monday (20.30/ARD), DHB will face the Norwegians, who certified for the quarter-finals.

“Obviously, the manner we have come in opposition to Norway in each recreation to this point, we want to win it. But of course we strive to unfold our energy,” Gislason stated. In Gdansk on Wednesday, a gathering with Olympic champion France or European Championship runner-up Spain will resolve the foremost group of the decisive stage. The high two groups will shut their group with a direct duel on Sunday.

A tricky check in the quarter-finals: France or Spain awaits

“We performed an excellent recreation in opposition to Spain in October. They are a really robust crew and really skilled,” Gislason stated. “France, on the different hand, has nice power and fireplace, and can also be very robust in width. These are two world-class groups.”

Goalkeeper Andreas Wolf, who stood out from a powerful crew in the recreation in opposition to the Netherlands, is of the similar opinion. “You at all times have to keep away from the French. Actually the Spanish too. But one of the two will do,” the 31-year-old stated.

But first of all, Norway is on the agenda. Even now, the German nationwide crew will style the recreation in opposition to France or Spain.

Because Norwegians are amongst the finest in the world. The DHB choice has but to play in opposition to such a caliber on this World Cup. “They are positively the strongest opponents in the event. We will certainly study loads from the recreation,” Gislason stated.

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