“Change of club and country has affected me”

INTERVIEW – The change from Füchse Berlin to Veszprém did have an impact on Petar Nenadic´s mental preparations ahead of the 2018 European championship. By Peter Bruun Petar Nenadic is a man who has been around in the world of handball. During his career, the 31-year-old Serbian left back has been representing a number of different clubs such as FC Barcelona (Spain), TTH Holstebro (Denmark), Pick… »

“I have to be faster and more dangerous”

INTERVIEW – Zarko Sesum realizes that he and several of the other experienced players of Team Serbia will have to step up big, to beat Iceland with four goals in their remaining group match and procee… »

Croatia and Sweden clinch main round berth

Croatia and Sweden are ready for the main round after Day 2 in Group A, in Split. Both teams earned decisive and deserved victories against Iceland and Serbia respectively, while the two losers will f… »

“Of course, we are under pressure”

INTERVIEW – Jim Gottfridsson was content with his own performance in Sweden´s 24:26 opening defeat against Iceland at the European championship. Unfortunately, his six goals were not nearly enough and he is aware that his team is under significant pressure to reach the main round, now. By Peter Bruun Jim Gottfridsson was one of the very few Swedish players who could be somewhat satisfied with his… »

“Playing my own game helps me”

INTERVIEW – The Swedish goalkeeper Mikael Appelgren has his own prescription, for carrying on in times of trouble, as he reveals in this exclusive interview with stregspiller.com. By Peter Bruun It he… »

Champions League boosted Smarason´s career

INTERVIEW – Janus Smarason already drew attention to his name before joining Danish champions Aalborg, and he openly admits that playing in the Champions League this season has really boosted his care… »

“I am a vulcano from a vulcano island”

INTERVIEW – Björgvin Pall Gustavsson admits that his well-known temper helps him a great deal on the court. It certainly did Friday night when Iceland recorded a surprising win against Sweden in the first round of the 2018 European championship. By Peter Bruun “Emotions are necessary in sport.” To no surprise this statement comes from Björgvin Pall Gustavsson.  The 32-year-old Icelandic goalkeeper… »

Iceland surprises – Croatia did their duty

Iceland landed a surprise win defeating Sweden, while Croatia did their duty – and a bit more – running over Serbia, when Group A of the European championship opened on Friday evening, in Split. By Pe… »

“Individually, we have high expectations”

By Kevin Domas Nikola, the updates about your brother’s ankle must be quite reassuring… NK:  It’s 11AM and I haven’t even seen him yet, so you seem to know a lot more than me (laughs).  We’ll have t… »

What a difference two years make

By Sascha Staat Germany is coming to EURO 2018 in Croatia as the defending champion. What would have sounded like a crazy joke two years ago, now it is reality – plain and simple. And it’s not like anyone was in doubt about the talented team. But when EURO 2016 in Poland began, the squad of coach Dagur Sigurdsson was just a “long shot” to win the tournament, a very long one, actually. Since then a… »