“We need to show our strength in championships as well”

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INTERVIEW – Poland have impressed, achieving some fine results in recent test matches. National coach, Leszek Krowicki, hopes to continue on this path at the upcoming European championship. By Peter Bruun At the Golden League in Denmark earlier this fall, Poland showed up considerably improved. Following a loss against Norway in the opening match, Poland’s women managed to defeat the …

“I will have to be at my very best”

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Women´s European championship INTERVIEW – For the past two years or so, Kim Rasmussen has been Hungary’s women´s national handball coach, and during this time his team has been haunted by injury. One week before the 2018 European championship, in France, gets in to full swing, the situation is largely unchanged – still, the 46-year-old Dane remains remarkably positive. “It’s …

“Missing a player like Jørgensen forces us to adjust our objectives”

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INTERVIEW – Denmark´s most important player, Stine Jørgensen, may be fit for at least part of the European championship- a miracle?! The situation presents national team coach, Klavs Bruun Jørgensen, with two scenarios – one including Stine Jørgensen and one without her. “Aiming for a semi-final without Stine Jørgensen would be an unrealistic goal and would put too much pressure …

“There is only one Nora Mørk in the world”

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INTERVIEW – Shortly before the European championship in France, Norway´s national coach, Thorir Hergeirsson, is a bit skeptical where his team actually stands without injured, world-class player, Nora Mørk.  Add to it the absence of another left-hander, Stine Skogrand and his concerns take on a different dimension. Yet, he is fully aware, that no matter which team Norway will send to …

“We want to be on top”

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By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – Some say it’s mandatory – you have to have two Danish players wearing the Paris jersey at the same time. With Mollgaard left, lineplayer Henrik Toft Hansen has joined PSG over the summer. After a narrow Champions League win on Saturday in the first leg (29:28), Toft Hansen and his teammates will travel to the …

“It will be a real battle”

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INTERVIEW – Anikó Kovacsis speaks to stregspiller.com about her 15 goals against Bietigheim, her decision to leave Györ and about her dream of reaching the FINAL4 with FTC. By Peter Bruun “I did not count my goals during the game, but I felt that my shots were good and that I managed to find the necessary space.” Actually, Anikó Kovacsics …

“We thought we were closer to the best teams”

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By Sascha Staat INTERVIEW – It’s been a rough start to the new EHF Champions League season for Thüringer HC. On Monday, the German club lost their fourth match in as many attempts, against defending champion, Györ, although the final result (31-28) was a massive improvement from the 16-goal loss in the first game against the Hungarians. I talked to …

“It’s a lot of fun to play in Veszprem”

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By Sascha Staat INTERVIEW – For the past two seasons Jesper Nielsen was part of the star ensemble of Paris Saint-Germain. He reached the Final4 of the VELUX EHF Champions League twice, but ended up empty-handed on both occasions. Now, he is back in Germany wearing the jersey of Rhein-Neckar Löwen. I talked to the Swedish international about missed opportunities …

“No point asking questions now, while we don’t have the answers”

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By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – Hosting the EHF EURO often translates into having a “small” advantage. Certainly, France’s head coach, Olivier Krumbholz, tried to make the most of it last week, organizing extra training days for players of the women’s national handball team. French clubs agreed to release their players for the whole week, except the two, 2017 world champions, …