Stretch star Vujovic sets the tone in Hannover

Hanover. Handball champion Branko Vujovic appears to be like like a black turtleneck that he carries on his shoulder as he walks to the locker room. In truth, this can be a Bluetooth speaker, Montenegrins carry the field with them in every single place. TSV Hannover-Burgdorf’s star addition is the new DJ staff and may at all times present musical leisure and sound reinforcement.

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He didn’t push himself to work. “I had just a few choices to select from. Musikvart appeared straightforward to me,” says Vujovic and smiles. “Everything is simpler than Wasserwart.” Since then, the Balkan blows in the ears of the troopers have grow to be extra frequent. It’s additionally the case after Vujovic’s victory at MT Melsungen towards his predecessor Ivan Martynovic on the court docket and in the pit.

Cool press earlier than debut

Vujovic additionally completed as prime scorer with eight targets in his season debut. The left-hander, who broke his proper arm in the Champions League last towards Barcelona and was compelled to take a seat out the first a part of coaching, was very enthusiastic about his first task. “Everyone needs to play in the finest league in the world.”

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Muscle issues in his thigh stopped him shortly earlier than the begin of the league. The 24-year-old missed the first three video games. “Of course” he “was accordingly very zealous towards Melsungen.” “But I attempted to maintain my cool, if you happen to’re overzealous, you are going to make a mistake.”

“I can play higher”

Most importantly, Vujovic began the recreation brilliantly, scoring 38 seconds into the recreation to make it 1-0, and shortly after he made it 4-0. “It gave me confidence. The staff believed in me.” Was it the nice Vujovich? “It’s at all times troublesome to play like I did towards Melsungen, however I can nonetheless play nicely. I’ve sufficient alternatives to show it – the season is lengthy,” says the right-handed court docket participant.

In entrance of the new City Hall: Recken entry Branko Vujovic feels “very snug” in the metropolis.

The Warriors are delighted to have such a world-class participant in their ranks on a three-year contract. “He gave us a lift of high quality,” coach Christian Prokop mentioned. For Vujovic, the mission for the Hessians was clear. “We did not wish to go there as vacationers, however for 2 factors, so we’ve to consider each recreation – even towards Kiel.” The reigning champions come to ZAG Arena for the finest recreation on Sunday (2:00 p.m.). Vujovic cannot promise the Warriors will win THW both. “But we are able to say that we are going to do the whole lot to win.” He felt “adrenaline in his blood” earlier than his first residence recreation. “I can hardly await it.”

Having espresso with associates in the Balkans

After a troublesome begin at his new membership, Vujovic “had an excellent relationship with the Warriors and in the metropolis”. He lives on the List in “Balkanstrasse” in Rekken, the place Ilya Brozovich additionally lives. Vujovic hangs out quite a bit with Croatian Brozovic and North Macedonian Filip Kuzmanvski, and likewise speaks Serbo-Croatian with Max Gerbl, the Swiss’s Serbian daughter. “When you come from the Balkans, it is essential to produce other Balkan gamers in the staff,” explains Vujovic. “Our tradition is to be collectively all the time, have espresso, eat, discuss.”

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It made sense for him to fulfill up together with his Balkan associates on a free Wednesday to loosen up, eat and drink collectively. Recharge your battery for the keel.

Written by Simon Lange

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