Mayonnade finds handbalsters strong enough for medal at World Championships and Games

The new league kick of the handball players Emmanuel Mayonnade thinks that despite the stoppage of a number of important players, Orange is still strong enough to win a medal at the next big tournaments, the World Cup and the Olympic Games.


The new league kick of the handball players Emmanuel Mayonnade thinks that despite the stoppage of a number of important players, Orange is still strong enough to win a medal at the next big tournaments, the World Cup and the Olympic Games.

"I'm sure we can, we have a lot of good players, like Estavana Polman, Lois Abbingh and Danick Snelder, but it will not be an easy task," he told the NOS on Monday.

Mayonnade was appointed by the handball association last week as successor to Helle Thomsen, under whose leadership the Dutch team won silver at the 2016 European Championships and bronze at the 2017 World Cup and at the European Championships in 2018.

The Frenchman does not end up in a staggered bed, because recently Yvette Broch, Maura Visser and Nycke Groot immediately put a point behind her career as an international.

"When I started thinking about the Dutch team, I thought: then I can coach Groot, she is great, and a few days later she made a name for me to stop, but I was disappointed, to be honest, we will have to deal with her loss as a team. "

"I have to respect her decision, she's always welcome, I'll keep the door open, but it would not be normal if I contacted her to ask her to come back, maybe she'll think differently in a few months."

Mayonnade can not have Snelder at the moment

Mayonnade can not have Snelder at the moment. The circle player is struggling with a back injury, which in December also cost her the successful European Championship in France.

"The recovery is going well, but slowly, the hernia is removed, the only problem is the appearance of my left leg", she told the NOS .

"This season is probably over, that's going to, but I've also been on points where I never thought I could play handball again, and I hope I can start again after the summer, everything that would come soon is a present."

Mayonnade is sitting on the bench at Oranje for the first time on 22 and 23 March. The number fourteen of the world rankings then performs in Groningen and Oldenburg against the captain of the IHF-ranking, Germany.

Mayonnade combines the national coaching with the job of trainer of the French top club Metz Handball, with which he won the national title in the past three years and in 2017 the cup.

REF: https://www.nu.nl/sport-overig/5737056/mayonnade-vindt-handbalsters-sterk-genoeg-medaille-wk-en-spelen.html

Similar news: