Handball European Championship
DHB tip on handball women: have higher goals
Despite a decent performance against Romania, the German handball players at the European Championship are over. At the association, the makers are disappointed.
Those responsible for the German Handball Federation have after seventh place Womennational team at the European Championship drew a mixed balance and announced higher goals for the future.
“If you want to be positive, we’ve consolidated our position in the top eight. If you’re negative, you can say there hasn’t been a step forward in terms of placement,” said DHB-President Andreas Michelmann and emphasized: “Our aim is to have a team in the future that is ready for the semi-finals.”
The conclusion of the DHB sports board was similar Axel Kromer out. “The placement is not outside the range that one could expect. But of course we have higher goals and want to reach other places that are higher up in the medium term,” said Kromer.
After three wins and three defeats in the course of the tournament, the DHB selection had both the semi-finals and the game for fifth place in Ljubljana missed and traveled back home on Thursday. “Unfortunately we didn’t get the last punch. Otherwise we would be on our way to Ljubljana. That was our dream,” said national coach Markus Gaugisch.
At the same time, the 48-year-old, who took over from Henk Groener in April of this year, emphasized: “We worked consistently and with concentration and established a lot of good things. What we’ve done excellently is the development as a team. But there are also things that we are working on and need to stabilize.”