“We’ve got no plan – I’m here if they need me”

By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – You bet that the press officer of the French team didn’t expect as many journalists turning up. But, on Sunday morning, almost 40 of them squeezed in a tight room to witness first hand what Nikola Karabatic, the superstar from Paris Saint-Germain, had to say in his first public press conference after the joining Team France, in Berlin at the ongoing World Cup. For now, h… »

He’s Back!

By Kevin Domas  “Nikola Karabatic is in town!” The news shocked everybody in the world of handball. Even French journalists back in Paris were caught by surprise when the news spread late, on Friday e… »

Winds of change are blowing in France and Spain

By Kevin Domas  The winners of the previous two international competitions are approaching the unknown, as both countries face similar problems, while heavily relying on young players as old generatio… »

“Germany is the Mecca of Handball”

By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – Things have changed since 2014. At the time, Luka Karabatic played his first major tournament for France and in Herning he collected his first international title, at the EHF EURO. Back then, quite a few of the pundits thought that he owed his career to his brother and that he wasn’t good enough on his own to make the team. If those critics were not wrong in the first pl… »

“We have more solutions than ever before”

By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – After their tremendous success on Europe’s main handball stage – the VELUX EHF Champions League – where Montpellier went all the way to win the FINAL4 in 2018, this year the… »

“Players would be very angry if I said we’re not favorites”

By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – Just one week before the 2019 IHF World Championship, French national coach Didider Dinart still has plenty of questions to answer. Of the 20 players he selected on December… »

“We’ll try to play well, but playing well doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ll win”

By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – These past few days, Olivier Krumbholz is a concerned coach.  Although, his team won two of its three Golden League games, last weekend, he still sees a lot of room for improvement. “Our defense is reassuring, but I’m not too surprised by it. Offense still is a work in progress, but it’s the usual story, I think. “I also see players with different fitness levels and we h… »

“When players get tired they make the move and take the shot they know best”

By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – One major reason why France won the World Cup in 2017 was their solid defense work. Slovenia aside, it crushed every other attack, including Norway’s in the final match. Suc… »

“I stay in my bubble”

By Kevin Domas INTERVIEW – For the first time since  EHF EURO 2016, Blandine Dancette won’t be a part of the national handball team of France. The 2017 World Champion and 2016 Olympic gold medallist h… »

“We want to be on top”

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 north of Germany, on Tuesday.  A perfect occasion for the Dani… »