The German nationwide staff misplaced for the primary time within the World Handball Championship. That did not cease world soccer champion Lukas Podolski from praising him, particularly for goalkeeper Andreas Wolff.
The ‘actual’ man: Lukas Podolski (left) noticed Andreas Wolff dwell on Monday.
The world champion watched the DHB choice dwell on Monday night. Lukas Poldolski performs for Gornik Zabrze within the Polish Ektraklasa and lives in Katowice. In town the place the German staff held its sixth event in opposition to Norway (26:28). Podolski opted to cease early, however stayed with Gornik till the top of coaching camp.
Now a father for the third time, the native Pole took benefit of the chance to see nationwide coach Alfred Gislason’s staff up shut. “I do not simply watch handball as a result of it is in Katowice,” Podolski stated instantly on the ARD microphone: “I watched it 15 or 20 years in the past, after all, by means of my mom.”
They performed handball in Poland, so Podolski has some handball genes. “You can see it in his physique,” the comic defined with amusing. “My mom is powerful and powerful, and you may see a bit of of that in me.” Why does he like handball a lot? “Great sport, quite a lot of targets, quite a lot of motion, quite a lot of fights, it is powerful, the environment on the video games is at all times nice. That’s why I’m a fan of the game.”
“We want guys” – reward Knorr
When requested about Andreas Wolff, who has made ten saves, a few of them spectacular (a 32 % save charge), Podolski instantly jumped up. “Not solely the way in which he handles the balls, however the look, the way in which he carries the bench with him, the way in which he carries his teammates with him – you want guys like that not solely in handball, but in addition in soccer. Unfortunately, we do not have guys like that. They’ve disappeared in recent times, and I I hope these guys come again to our era. The sport wants guys like that, and so can we.” It’s a debate that has plagued German soccer for a while and can proceed to take action.
Playmaker Yuri Knorr is on his solution to the world stage on the age of twenty-two. He performed brilliantly within the first half in opposition to Norway and scored seven of his eight targets. “I do not know who the highest membership is,” stated Podolski, “I feel he will certainly discover a purchaser after this event.” However, shortly earlier than the beginning of the 12 months, Knorr prolonged his contract with Rhein-Neckar Leuven till 2026. It is no surprise that the folks of North Baden known as this settlement “an vital milestone in personnel coverage”.