Germany has been convincing so far at the 2023 World Handball Championships. Right winger Patrick Grotzky wants to improve on a solid performance with a medal.
Frankfurt – Five games, five wins and at least 30 goals per game – Germany are in fantastic form at the 2023 World Handball Championship.
already before The final main round match is against Norway on Monday night Team coach Alfred Gislason is sure to be in the quarter-finals. But it shouldn’t stay that way when it comes to right winger Patrick Grotzky.
Handball World Cup: Grotzky scores a medal as a goal
“The dream, of course, is to have something hanging around your neck. Otherwise, we wouldn’t continue playing here,” Grotzky said after the win over the Netherlands (33:26). ZDF.
However, a really big team awaits DHB in the last eight, either against France or Spain. For left winger Ron Dahmaki, it’s “like the plague or cholera”.
If Germany loses to the Norwegians, then a duel with the French in the quarterfinals will await them to be the second in the main round group. As the Olympic champion and record world champion, “Les Experts” is also one of the big favorites in the tournaments in Poland and Sweden.
In the event of a tie or victory over Norway, Germany will be in first place in its main round group in the quarter-finals, with the Spanish national team being the opponent.
Handball World Cup: Germany will meet France or Spain in the quarter-finals
“These are two opponents of the absolute first category. Basically, I think France is a team that could suit us better, because the Spaniards are quite a bit for us,” goalkeeper Anders Wolf ventured after the Netherlands match to look forward to the knockout stages.
In the last three major tournaments, Germany have lost to the Iberians, sometimes by seven goals.
But before a quarter-final clash with Spain or France at the World Cup, the focus was on the match with the Norwegians around star Sander Sagosen. Despite the safe transition to the knockout stages, the game matters, backfield player Christoph Steinert explained.
“Whoever wins the game takes a big dose of confidence in the quarterfinals. We’d like them to be on our side,” says Steinert.
The chances of getting a medal would certainly not decrease as a result. Favorite
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