Status: 29.01.2023 17:26
The World Handball Championship is over, however the house championship is simply a short while away. The German Handball Federation desires to succeed in the semi-finals, mentioned president Andreas Michelmann. Which gamers of the German nationwide workforce satisfied, whose position in the European Championship worsened?
Andreas Wolf (purpose): Wolff was one of the greatest goalkeepers of the event. Germany’s primary has made greater than 100 saves – the final time Frenchman Thierry Omeyer did it at the 2015 World Cup. Wolff’s catch fee of almost 40 % makes the 31-12 months-previous’s recreation much more spectacular. The goalkeeper was additionally extra open and open – one of the winners of the event.
Joel Birlech (purpose): Birlem justified the belief of the nationwide coach. With Wolff injured in opposition to Serbia and probably not moving into the recreation, Birlech pulled the tooth out of the Serbs in the closing phases. If the 25-12 months-previous continues to carry out effectively in the league with Rhein-Neckar Leuven, he might have likelihood of ending second to Wolff in the 2024 competitors.
Joel Birlech’s efficiency in opposition to Serbia
Johannes Golla (district): The captain was unquestionable even earlier than the event and cemented his standing as one of the greatest gamers and defenders in the world – at simply 25 years previous. Golla turned the greatest German purpose scorer after Juri Knorr. An absolute high performer and an vital pillar for the close to and presumably distant future.
Yuri Knorr (again court docket): 53 objectives, 54 assists – Knorr is the greatest scorer in the World Cup. That he was in a position to take action at the age of 22 speaks volumes about the immense potential that also lies dormant in Germany’s expertise at the again. Knorr introduced the aspect of shock again to the German recreation. An awesome event from an already indispensable playmaker for the workforce.
Julian Koster (backcourt): Although solely 22 years previous, Köster has acquired loads of confidence from the nationwide coach, particularly in defence. Also, Koster had a number of vital moments in entrance of him, for instance, in vital moments in opposition to Egypt. It was clear that he would run out of punches at occasions as a consequence of the extraordinarily tough marking jobs, however that is comprehensible. The tree-lined backcourt participant ought to play a major position in the coming years.
Luka Witzke (again court docket): When he was allowed to play, Luka Witzke gave some very compelling performances. His position grew as the event progressed, in opposition to Norway he was the greatest German shooter and was additionally superb defensively in the midfield place. Witzke is a constructive shock and event winner.
World Handball Championship: Alfred Ghislason for Germany vs Norway
Philip Weber (again): Weber’s position diminished as the event progressed. The dynamic court docket participant initially acquired reward from the nationwide coach, however later lacked confidence. There had been a pair of errors too many and the protection was barely used – most likely misplaced to sturdy, younger groups like Knorr, Koster and Witzke.
Lukas Stutzke (backcourt): Was invited and welcomed to Norway and did effectively at the again. Most importantly, his defensive skill is appreciated by the nationwide coach.
Kai Hafner (backcourt): Played his position in assault solidly with out a lot glamour. A veteran with loads of expertise will nonetheless be a difficulty subsequent 12 months, as there may be additionally no sturdy attacking competitors at the proper half place.
Christoph Steinert (again): Because Steinert is robust in protection and can be used on the proper wing when wanted, he’s a really helpful various for the nationwide coach. Before this World Cup, he didn’t play a major position.
Djibril M’bengue (backcourt): The third backcourt on the workforce performed his position effectively on protection, however made loads of errors throughout his managed enjoying time.
Simon Ernst (defence): The defensive specialist performed loads at first, however later he was not used in any respect. If Hendrik Pekeler returns to the nationwide workforce, Ernst, who has been affected by quite a few accidents, could vacate the place.
Yannick Kolbacher (district): When Golla wanted a break, Kohlbacher was an equal substitute in assault and was an actual weapon, particularly in his relationship with membership-mate Knorr. An excellent second man in the circle.
Tim Zechel (District): He performed just a few minutes in the recreation in opposition to Norway in the World Cup.
Lucas Mertens (left winger): Mertens has turn out to be a crowd favourite at this World Cup. With a wonderful strikeout fee of 27 in 32 makes an attempt, “Speedy” knew the way to persuade. Crossing it should be tough for all rivals at first.
World Handball Championship: Germany’s Mertens beats Serbia from outdoors
Rune Damke (left wing): Mertens did job as a backup.
Patrick Grotzky (proper wing): Grotzky had begin to the event, however his strike fee was problematic in key video games of the event, notably lacking a couple of essential objectives in opposition to France. If Timo Kastenin is wholesome, he ought to surpass the 33-12 months-previous athlete.
Lukas Zerbe (proper wing): Recommended, not performed a lot. In the medium time period, his age is a bonus over Grotzky in the race for the spot behind Castening.