Handball World Cup 2023: It was a show of German might

The German nationwide staff is performing unhurt on the World Handball Championship. Most importantly, the victory over the neighboring Netherlands earned the respect of kicker commentator Bob Hanning.

Get to know and recognize one another: Reviewer Bob Hanning (left) and Andreas Wolff.
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We congratulate the German nationwide staff on their well-deserved passage to the quarter-finals. I’ll put it in my mouth: it was a demo of the match! If we need to achieve success, our goalkeepers should be at their finest. Andreas Wolf saved 17 balls with a 43 % charge. Think about it: nearly each second ball that comes into the purpose is saved.

Yuri Knorr as soon as once more bribed with glorious recreation management. Johannes Golla, together with Julian Koster, was the middle of command in protection, cleansing up nearly all the things. I’ve to be trustworthy about Koster: I was all the time anxious about whether or not we might stabilize the protection. What he’s doing with Golla as one of the youngest males within the center block is high notch.

After a bit of a nervous begin, we settled in effectively and will have gone even larger on the break with a good efficiency. At the beginning of the second half, it was unattainable to say in any other case, it was the dismantling of our Dutch buddies. They not felt as in the event that they knew the place to run, who to worry – from throwing on the purpose or our defensive fortress.

Grotzky looks like his third spring

It would not do the staff justice if I stated we solely made it within the final 20 minutes. But we did it very effectively, and to be trustworthy, I do not just like the constellation of Philipp Weber and Juri Knorr. With two playmakers on the plate, it simply does not look that constant.

At this level, now we have to present further credit score to Patrick Grotzky, who looks like he is experiencing his third spring. Now now we have a recreation towards Norway to win the primary group in our group. We’ve received 5 occasions, we’re already within the quarter-finals, however I feel this recreation will take us a little additional to the semi-finals.

The Spanish aren’t so certain but

On the one hand, we will preserve our well-known present. On the opposite hand, the performances of the Spaniards, which I’ve seen thus far within the World Cup, aren’t as convincing as to scare us. Personally, I do not assume Spain will beat France on Sunday night time.

Bob Hanning (54) led Fühse Berlin from the 2nd division to the Champions League, turned the DHB round in eight years as vp and wrote the Spiegel bestseller (Hanning. Makt. Handball.). In his column, he analyzes what is occurring within the nationwide staff and the Bundesliga.

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