Handball European Championship 2020: Germany – Netherlands ...
Germany starts into the handball championship: The DHB team will face outsider Netherlands at the start. Follow the game here in the live ticker.
- Germany – Netherlands (Thursday, 6.15 p.m.)
- DHB team starts in Trondheim, Norway European Handball Championship,
- European Championship in Sweden, Norway and Austria (January 9-26).
Update from January 8, 2020, 5:10 p.m .: In the game Germany versus the Netherlands the focus is of course also on Thursday National coach Christian Prokop,
“He has changed and only top executives can do that,” said DHB Vice President Bob Hanning. What is meant? It used to be Prokop as dogged and overzealous. For this reason too, the 41-year-old was on the verge of retiring from the German Handball Association.
But in East German looseness has returned. He involves the team much more in his decisions and also accepts other opinions.
In the last hours before the game, he was sometimes very focused, said Prokop now before the start of the European Handball Championship,
“At times you are very concentrated and deal with your own strengths,” said the former Leipzig coach, but he now also knows when to let go: “I find it very good personally to find this mix, to be able to let it go . “Against the Netherlands?
Update from January 8, 2020, 2:50 p.m .: Now it’s out: Johannes Golla became a provisional 17-man squad for the DHB team European Handball Championship painted.
Germany coach Christian Prokop At the European Championships, the SG Flensburg-Handewitt will initially do without the circuit runner.Germany at the European Handball Championship: Without Johannes Golla against the Netherlands
The 22-year-old will not be in the opening game against the Netherlands on Thursday (6.15 p.m. / ZDF). “I communicated the decision to him. That means we’ll start our first tournament game with the other 16 tomorrow, ”said Prokop in Trondheim.
Our 16 for the @EHFEURO! #WIRIHRALLE #aufgehtsDHB #Handball @ZDFsport @sportschau @TeamD – The European Championship start Germany against the Netherlands tomorrow at 6.15 p.m. live in @ZDF pic.twitter.com/ECmrSAWoSY
– DHB_National teams (@DHB_Teams) January 8, 2020
Nevertheless, Golla stays with the team. Even though Prokop allowed to report a maximum of 16 players for the games, he had already traveled to Norway with 17 players. Gollas mission: to relieve the defense specialists Hendrik Pekeler and Patrick Wiencek during training.
It could even be used: during the preliminary and main round and on the final weekend of the European Handball Championship Up to two changes are possible with players from the expanded 28-man squad. Had this contingent Prokop already nominated in early December.Handball European Championship: Sweden record European champions, Netherlands a newcomer
Update from January 8, 2020, 12.12 p.m .: On the second day of the European Handball Championship is it for that DHB team on Saturday (6.15 p.m., here in the live ticker) against defending champion Spain.
Who will win this tournament? A look at the numbers: record European champion is Sweden with four titles ahead of France (3), Denmark and Germany (2 each).
The Spaniards, French and Croatians most often have one European Handball Championship participated (13 times each). Germany was there twelve times. For the first opponent Netherlands, the tournament in Sweden, Norway and Austria is the first ever participation.Germany – Netherlands: DHB Vice-Hanning with unequivocal request
Update from January 8, 2020, 9:16 a.m .: Does the Dutch like this assessment? DHB Vice President Bob Hanning scored before the opening game of the German national team European Handball Championship unmistakably demanding a victory.
“The Dutch are not dangerous if we put the same emotions into the game as they do. We are better occupied in all positions, ”said Hanning before the game this Thursday in Trondheim.
In his view, German handball players could only have problems if they underestimated their opponents and lacked the necessary attitude.
“If you don’t fight and don’t have a presence, it is obviously difficult against any team,” said Hanning. “But I don’t think so.” Confident or cocky? The game in the Spectrum Hall will show that.
Munich / Trondheim – What’s up with Handball European Championship 2020? Germany, European champion of 2016, is not a favorite at the tournament in Sweden, Norway and Austria. But given the class in the squad, it doesn’t stand a chance when it comes to medals or even victory.
In the last tests there was a very good 33:25 against Iceland in Mannheim and a mixed 32:28 in Austria.
“The requirement must be that we at least reach the semi-finals. Of course everyone wants more. Everyone competes to win a medal, ”said right winger Tobias Reichmann before the start of the tournament against outsider Netherlands this Thursday (6.15 p.m.) in Trondheim, Norway.
The DHB team However, has to struggle with difficulties: seven backcourt players are injured, much is once again from captain and world-class left winger Uwe Gensheimer (33 years) and the two goalkeepers Andreas Wolff (28) and Johannes “Jogi” Bitter (37) depend.Handball European Championship: Christian Prokop with Andreas Wolff and Jogi Bitter as a goalkeeper duo
Bitter, who has played over 500 Bundesliga games, was just before European Handball Championship returned to the German national team after six years. “Some players are responsible for emotionality, others for sovereignty and calm. This interplay will be very important, ”said National coach Christian Prokop to his squad: “I have a team that wants to function as a unit.”
Prokop and the DHB team were very lucky: The Netherlands were for the first time ever European Handball Championship qualified, in addition, Latvia (January 13, 6.15 p.m.) in the preliminary round group C is gross outsider. A real touchstone will be defending champion Spain (January 11, 6:15 p.m.).
Germany, on the other hand, will be the top favorites – world champions and Olympic gold medalists Denmark, world championship second Norway, world championship third France and European championship second Sweden – in the semi-finals of the earliest European Championship to meet.Germany – Netherlands: Captain Uwe Gensheimer warns of handball championships
“We mustn’t make the mistake of looking too far ahead,” warned Routinier Gensheimer: “We have seen it before that it looked pretty good with the semi-finals. And then we lost the round of 16 with one goal because we weren’t 100 percent head-on in this game. ”That was at the 2017 Handball World Cup against Qatar.
should that DHB team the Handball European Championship 2020 even win, there would be a bonus of 250,000 euros and on top of that the ticket for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. First of all, however, a victory against the Netherlands is said to exist.
Same start 7 as against Iceland – we want to go to with a good feeling @EHFEURO! #AUTGER #aufgehtsDHB #Handball –The game NOW live in the @sportschau pic.twitter.com/8vlIKmCIKj
– DHB_National teams (@DHB_Teams) January 6, 2020
Wolff – Reichmann, Hafner, Drux, Kuhn, Gensheimer – Pekeler
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