Status: 02.02.2023 17:52
Last Sunday, the Danish group with 5 professionals from SG Flensburg-Handewitt gained the world handball championship. On Saturday, the Schleswig-Holsteiners, who’ve a complete of ten gamers at the World Cup, proceed their essential DHB Cup quarter-finals.
It’s common for handball gamers to have breaks to relaxation after they’re chasing matches, however Mike Machulla’s brief break for the World Cup hosts remains to be thought frightening. “I would love extra time for my gamers to course of their achievements and experiences, mirror and are available again,” mentioned the SG coach. “So it is only a signal: job carried out, medal in the bag, title on the slip.”
Vets come to “Hell of the North”.
If it is up to nationwide coach Alfred Ghislason, It could be an off day for the execs who completed fifth with the DHB group. “I’d give the gamers a minimum of a month off,” mentioned the Icelander. A want for Flensburg about DHB captain Johannes Golla. They will need and wish to make the remaining push for the cup remaining 4 in Cologne on Saturday (6:00) when Bundesliga rivals HSG Wetzlar come to the Hell of the North.
“I’d give the gamers a minimum of a month off.”
National coach Alfred Gislason
“After a serious match, it isn’t unusual for video games to resume rapidly,” says SG managing director Holger Glandorf. “But it is uncommon that a lot is at stake.” SG Flensburg-Handewitt has to this point been one of 4 members in the DHB Cup remaining, a profitable 13 instances. However, the final time was in 2017.
With SG fielding a complete of ten gamers for the World Cup, the Bundesliga membership will only practice at the again in January. The relaxation of the squad confronted Danish first division membership Sonderjske twice, in any other case the coaching squad was full of younger gamers. On Thursday, the World Cup starters resumed coaching. “It’s at all times a battle for a coach whether or not his gamers want a bit of relaxation or a bit of observe,” Glandorf mentioned.
Only two practices earlier than the Vets sport
Coach Machulla determined to begin the first day with breakfast. “I did not need to go straight to the agenda,” he explains. “Players want to change concepts first, they arrive again with rather a lot of impressions and experiences.” The coaching began round midday. Only two practices left with the full squad to put together for the cup sport towards the Vets.
Hansen: “You at all times need to win”
After all, the Danish champions can work collectively as a group. “A break was inconceivable,” says Johan Hansen. “That’s why we wish to go to the Final Four now since you at all times need to win.” The proper-again is one of the “Flensburg World Champions” together with Simon Hald, Kevin Möller, Emil Jakobsen and Mads Mensah.
Lasse Moller can even name himself a world champion. The quarterback had to depart early with an ankle damage and has been sidelined for the time being. Sweden’s Jim Gottfriedsson additionally suffered a damaged collarbone in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. In addition to Golla, Magnus Rode and Goran Sogard additionally represented Norway at the World Cup.
Just six days off after the World Cup remaining
Flensburg should now management the load and cope with the time crunch properly. “In current years, we have performed a really quick sport, typically away from house, and we have at all times managed it properly,” remembers Machulla. Interesting: simply 29-29 draw 12 months in the past – HSG Wetzlar, upcoming opponent. At that point, the first membership sport came about eleven days after the remaining of the European Championship, however now it’s only six days earlier than the remaining of the World Cup.
The load of the Vetslar World Championship is low
Another issue that makes the cup sport a balancing act: The burden of the World Cup was decrease for the Hessian host. Other than coach Hrvoje Horvat, who labored for Croatia, only 4 HSG gamers have held the document at the World Cup. No one made it previous the foremost spherical with their group, so nearly everybody left every week early and thus had an extended regeneration interval.
However, nobody is afraid in Flensburg. “In the first observe, we went via all our strikes. We appear to keep in mind all of them,” mentioned world champion Hansen with a smile.