"The Flying Meatball" took over the main responsibility in March after star coach Ola Lindgren resigned. And after four straight SM golds, he failed to take the team to a fifth straight final.
After four straight wins at the start of this season came a real weakness. The team only managed to win two of six matches.
"We play good handball now"
- I was never worried, but I thought it would be faster to find the right than it did. At the same time, we did not play poorly, but we tended not to finish in the right places, even though we were often there.
In the evening's meeting with Ystad, the team managed to score 31 goals, which has not been successful since the meeting with Varberg barely a month ago. Above all, the counterattacks were where they were going and Teitur Einarsson accounted for seven of the home team's goals.
Kristianstad went to a break with a four-goal lead. In the beginning of the second half they went away to an eight-goal lead and were able to stably play home two new points
- We play good handball now. We have found a road that everyone enjoys and many of us have had a nice development during the autumn. It was important that we went back to the basics and that we would remove all that with IFK winning four straight SM gold. We will have fighters on the track and it will take time to build.
Tonight's victory means that Kristianstad is the new series leader, four points after leading Alingsås.