The German nationwide group completed fifth in the World Handball Championship on Sunday. For kicker columnist Bob Hanning, the new magic triangle stood out in 9 German matches.
Two that notably impressed Bob Hanning: Juri Knorr (left) and Andreas Wolff (proper).
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I’ll preface my evaluation with a quick abstract: we deservedly received the sport for fifth place and in the course of began many promising processes for the future. The subsequent step might be in the semi-finals, the combat for the medal and subsequent January in entrance of their very own viewers. Beating Norway gave us an opportunity at a house event to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics. In my opinion, the exterior presentation of the German nationwide group couldn’t have been higher.
The remaining World Cup sport of the DHB choice is rapidly talked about. If you have Andreas Wolff in present type, you have nothing to worry. For me, he is proper on the All-Star group. We scored some stunning objectives in the starting, however by going again we gained a transparent benefit. Nevertheless, we went into the break with a good rating.
In specific, the new golden triangle of Julian Koster, Juri Knorr and Johannes Golla as soon as once more made me very pleased. I’ll even say it frankly: we are able to exchange the gamers round us at will, however this triangle will be magical for us.
Top marks for “the group behind the group”.
Alfred Gislason’s intelligent substitution after the break helped us. We have been capable of entice new folks like Kai Hafner, who gave us a new impetus. Luka Witzke at all times discovered a spot towards the overly passive Norwegians. In the final stage, Sander Sagosen & Co acted like a rabbit earlier than a snake. The Norwegians knew that they had nothing to achieve on this sport once they noticed Wolff standing in entrance of them at the newest.
I don’t wish to reward the group and the nationwide coach Gislson. The “group behind the group” with the medical division round the sporting director Axel Kromer, assistant coach Eric Woodtke, goalkeeping coach Matthias Andersson and veteran Reinhold Roth additionally deserve the highest reward.
Bob Hanning (54) led Fühse Berlin from the 2nd division to the Champions League, turned the DHB round in eight years as vice chairman and wrote the Spiegel bestseller (Hanning. Makt. Handball.). In his column, he analyzes what is occurring in the nationwide group and the Bundesliga.