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Conciliatory conclusion of the tournament: The EM certificate of the German handball players


ZEIT ONLINE | News, backgrounds and debates

Stockholm (AP) - The German handball players missed the medal target at the European Championship, but finished fifth with the 29:27 against Portugal but a conciliatory conclusion to the tournament.

The EM certificate of the DHB selection:

1 Johannes Bitter: The return of the 37-year-old world champion from 2007 proved to be a direct hit. Moderate start of the tournament, but then strong backing in goal and motivator also outside the field. Grade: 2

3 Uwe Gensheimer: That was not the captain's tournament - again. Saw the red card in the first game and then played well below his potential. Grade: 5

4 Johannes Golla: The 22 year old circuit runner only came to the team for the main round. Showed good approaches and a lot of effort. In this form, he will get more chances. Grade: 3+

7 Patrick Wiencek: The handball player of the year was not fit. Defense as usual as long as the knee held. The last games had to fit. Grade: 3+

9 Tobias Reichmann: The right winger remained pale in the first few games and then lost his regular place. Shone at least in the seven meters as a mostly safe executor. Grade: 4

13 Hendrik Pekeler: The defense strategist, tormented by Achilles tendon problems, bit his teeth and, despite great pain, went to the service of the team. Grade: 2-

20 Philipp Weber: One of the winners in the German team. Was the most constant backspace player in the squad and is a long-term option after this performance. Grade: 2

22 Marian Michalczik: The tournament came too early for the 22-year-old build-up player. Couldn't give impetus to his occasional missions. Still needs time. Grade: 4-

25 Kai Häfner: The veteran got no consistency in his game. Sometimes international class, sometimes district class. Overall, he lacked the necessary punch and accuracy. Grade: 4

33 Andreas Wolff: The hoped-for support in goal was not constant. Quarreled often with himself and his forefathers, but sometimes also showed his undisputed world class. Note 3

35 Julius Kühn: Two good games are not enough for his requirements. Did not permanently exploit its potential. Above all, needs to improve defensively. Grade: 4+

38 Fabian Böhm: The whole tournament was next to him. At times it seemed agile and made many mistakes. Wasn't the hoped-for factor in the weakened back room. Grade: 5

48 Jannik Kohlbacher: Played a solid tournament. Attacking the most accurate circuit runner, apart from the last throw against Croatia. In defense still clearly increasing. Note 3

73 Timo Kastening: Cool, cheeky, carefree - the German EM climber. The far right not only set the tone as a cabin DJ. In this form, the team is indispensable. Note 1-

77 David Schmidt: After Franz Semper's retirement, he slipped into the European Championship squad. Was visibly overwhelmed. Many mistakes, few goals. Grade: 5

93 Patrick Zieker: Mixed tournament premiere for the left wing, whose performances were still too variable. Still, he deserves another chance. Note 3-

95 Paul Drux: Didn't look trained. Could rarely convincingly fulfill the role of the playmaker intended for him. Is better in the left rear room. Grade: 4

Squad of German handball players

Game plan of the German handball players

Presidium of the German Handball Federation

Board member of the German Handball Federation

The German main round group at the EM

Source: zeit

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