Strong performances however no factors: HSC 2000 Coburg Second Division handball group’s current outing was comparable. Vestestadter misplaced twice towards prime groups TuS N-Lübbecke (26:27) and SG BBM Bietigheim (28:30). On each events coach Brian Ankersen’s group performed effectively, however luck was not on their aspect twice.
The fourth sport of the nonetheless younger season is on Saturday (12.00 p.m.portgermany.television) VfL Potsdam (4th/5:1 factors). The membership from the suburbs of Berlin is taking part in within the decrease home for the primary time since 2012 and has a picture of “no abnormal climber”. On the one hand, it’s the again of a younger however extremely gifted group, and then again, it’s the again of an invisible particular person on the sidelines.
VfL Potsdam (4th) – HSC 2000 Coburg (twelfth)
Bob Hanning, managing director of Bundesliga aspect Fuchse Berlin and coach of Potsdam from 2021, is probably probably the most controversial determine in German handball. The 54-year-old man is in favor of success. But Hanning is polarizing. Born in Essen, he’s seen as a doer and pusher, but in addition as a provocateur.
His brightly coloured outfits that made headlines throughout his time as DHB vice-president are legendary. “I feel that handball additionally wants a present. Handball can also be leisure and simply busy,” Hanning mentioned of her extravagant selection of clothes.
Fashionable duel of coaches?
“Maybe we must always contemplate carrying a special outfit this time,” HSC coach Brian Ankersen says with amusing. But he’ll possible keep away from a trend duel with Hanning and put on a easy black polo shirt. After all, sports activities combating ought to be very tough.
“Potsdam is probably the most gifted group in all of Germany,” says the 34-year-old Dane. For a number of years, VfL cooperates with the Berlin Foxes, due to the double taking part in rights, trains promising kids from Berlin on the highest degree and has now reached the 2nd division.
VfL Potsdam continues to be undefeated
Wins towards Bietiheim (27:23) and newly promoted HSG Konstanz (31:23) in addition to a draw towards Eilen Ludwigshafen (26:26): Potsdam are nonetheless unbeaten after three video games. Ankersen’s impression of his upcoming opponent? “You can inform their sport is about improvement. They play so much one after the other, two by two, or in small teams.” Above all, HSC expects one factor: velocity.
“They play a robust first and second wave and have two good goaltenders,” Ankersen mentioned. Furthermore, Potsdam have a balanced squad with “a great mixture of younger and skilled gamers”. There isn’t any distinguished actor.
Nephew of Team Carsten Lichtlein
Emil Hansson, who performed within the Champions League with Swedish membership IFK Kristianstad, Joshua Thiele, who spent a very long time within the Bundesliga with TSV Hannover-Burgdorf and GWD Minden, and the 39-year-old Slovenian present the required assist. observe Blaz Vonchina, who additionally serves as goalkeeping coach. Among the best abilities are Nils Lichtlein, whose brother is Würzburg and long-time nationwide group goalkeeper Carsten Lichtlein, Max Beneke, Dustin Kraus and Maxim Orlov.
And the HSC? Recently, he had a handball battle with Bietigheim, turned again a number of occasions – and, as towards Lübbeck, got here away empty-handed. “We are heading in the right direction, however we nonetheless want time. We at the moment are lacking a ‘go-to man’ who takes duty in tough intervals of the sport,” mentioned Ankersen, whose group had two robust video games in Potsdam after which Hagen in entrance of their chests.
HSC Coburg threatens false begin
If that they had misplaced each video games, the Coburg group would have made a false begin with a rating of two:8. Ankersen is calm about all the things: “I do not really feel any strain. If we proceed to carry out like final time, then we’ll win on Saturday.
In phrases of personnel, Ankersen may line up towards Bietigheim. It will likely be determined shortly whether or not Jan Jochens, who was final within the squad for the primary time this season, will make the goalkeeping group with Jan Kulhanek at his previous job. The 21-year-old scored objectives for VfL between 2017 and 2021 earlier than shifting to Coburg final summer season.
Bartholomew Bies is about to make his HSC debut
Meanwhile, there’s excellent news from Bartholomew Bees. After struggling a torn cruciate ligament, the Polish worldwide is about to return and make his HSC debut. “He has lately accomplished a ‘return to play check’ in Halle, collaborating in all divisions. If it is optimistic, it might be there in per week or two,” Ankersen says of the lap runner.
VfL Potsdam: Ludwig, Woncina, Ferjan – Hansson, Simic, Beneke, Kalujerowicz, Lichtlein, Thiele, Novak, Akakpo, Orlov, Obermann Etzion, Fuhrmann, Sauter, Kraus
HSC 2000 Coburg: Kulhanek, Jochens, Alma (?) – M. Jaeger, Detentaler, Mund, Glattard, Fuss, Ziegler, Ossowski, Billek, Herzig, Knauer, Schaeffer, F. Jaeger, Schröder
Referee: Grob (Brunswick) / Kinzel (Dortmund)