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Sports: «Incredibly bitter»: DHB team misses EM semifinals

DHB-Coach Gislason sees EM team as a perspective squad

 DHB-Coach Gislason sees EM team as a perspective squad Handball National Trainer Alfred Gislason sees in his team for the beginning of the European Championship the perspective squad for the upcoming tournaments. © Sascha Klahn / DPA Handball National Trainer Alfred Gislason (M) indicates the direction. He is convinced that the changeover would pay off, the Icelander said in the interview of the "Süddeutsche Zeitung".

National coach Alfred Gislason sneaked after the missed semi-final with a serious expression over the field.

Julian Köster (M.) war mit vier Toren bester Werfer der deutschen Mannschaft. © Marijan Murat / DPA Julian Köster (M.) was with four goals of best throwers of the German team.

While the disappointed German handball players were still briefly celebrating from the catering fans in Bratislava, despite a weak idea, the Icelanders saw alone on his chair on the edge of the side. After 21:25 (10:12) Vice-World Champion Sweden has no chance of the Coronagen DHB selection at the K.O. Round at the European Championship in Slovakia and Hungary.

«Also with this team we could beat the Sweden," Gislason said in the ARD. "That's incredibly bitter. But despite everything, I am very satisfied with the team, what makes them under these conditions. " His players also hounded.

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In the end, the force was missing

"It hurts. We wanted to go to the hotel with a success experience. We were on it, but have hit the wrong decisions again, "said Patrick Wiencek. "We missed the strength at the end," Paul Drux said. The young Julian Köster, with four goals of best thrower of the German team, said, "We deliver a superior struggle, and in the end, it fails again on little things."

In the final match of the main round, Germany must ran on Tuesday (18.00 pm / ZDF) against Russia. Hope makes the performance against the Scandinavians but not. Although the Swedes did not offer good performance, the DHB selection did not allow the opportunity offering, because they themselves made too many mistakes in attack - which may also have to do with the staff situation.

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 Bremer Trio introduces the ridge: the kicker eleven of the 19th matchday the interest of the TV audience at the appearances of the German handball players at the European Championship in Slovakia and Hungary appeals. © Provided by sport1.de TV quota attracts: 5.11 million see DHB success against Austria The interest of the TV audience at the performances of the German handball players at the European Championship in Slovakia and Hungary appeals. On Sunday, average 5.11 million people from 6 pm in the ARD pursued the second group match against Austria (34:29).


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13 German players have now been tested positively on Corona at this tournament in Slovakia and Hungary. Only on Saturday was Christoph Steinert and Sebastian Firer (both HC Erlangen). They stepped out as well as playmakers Luca Witzke (SC DHFK Leipzig) and left outside Lukas Mertens (SC Magdeburg) after days of journey on Sunday already the journey home. In the evening, Djibril M'bengue (FC Porto) and Till Klimpke (HSG Wetllar) followed, on Monday, another four players should break into the home.

Wagner with problems

After all, one of the originally infected infected people could celebrate against the Swedes but his tournament debut. Second League Professional Hendrik Wagner stood after two negative PCR tests and medical check in bid - but had problems as Gislason said. "After playing three attacks, he arrived and said I'm no more air."

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 League Chief sees postnominations in handballers skeptical The Handball Bundesliga (HBL) looks great care of the Corona outbreak in the German national team. © Picture Alliance / Daniel Reinhardt / DPA Frank Bohmann, Managing Director of the Handball Bundesliga (HBL), speaks in the context of a press conference. "I do not want to say that that's the greatest possible accident. But of course that's hard, "said HBL Managing Director Frank Bohmann of the German Press Agency.

Wagner was only at the tournament because he had been nominated for the positive tested Julius boldly a week ago. Overall, even ten post-nominated actors in the squad - this coated team was missing even against extremely weak Swedes the class.

Front too many mistakes

"The defense is good. The problem is the mistakes that make her front, "Gislason said during a break in the first round. In fact, the idea of ​​the DHB selection can be set to the point. In the attack of the DHB selection, Patzer ranked to Patzer. What the German team allowed himself to pass errors is not forgiven at this level. Especially playmaker Philipp Weber and Fabian Wiede experienced a miserable evening. But her fellow players made it hardly better. Nevertheless, it remained curiously tight, because the Sweden did not succeed much.

, however, almost every time the chance offered to move or move past, the German team made new mistakes. One of the few light looks was the youngest of the DHB selection. Although the 21-year-old Köster is also active in the VfL Gummersbach in the 2nd league, he once again convinced carefree and throwing force. But the mistakes when playing or throwing, they sometimes brought Gislason on the side edge to the edge of despair. "I'm extremely excited and annoyed," he admitted. After another patzer in the second passage of the Icelander raged and poured his hair. The Vice World Champion was beatable this evening, but the DHB selection did not grab.

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