Hungary’s handball idol Laszlo Nagy has ended his career in the national team. After almost 18 years and 199 country games, the deadly backroom player will no longer be running for his country at the European Championship in Croatia in January 2018. Nagy announced this at a press conference on Monday.
“There remain many memories, experiences and friendships and love for the team. It was an uplifting feeling to play in the national team,”said Nagy.
The left hand, captain of the Hungarian top club KC Veszprem, participated in six World Championships and four European Championships and scored 728 goals for the selection of his country.
“It is a great loss. We are losing an example and one of the best backroom players in the world,”said national coach Ljubomir Vranjes, who also looks after Nagy at Veszprem’s club:”It will not be an easy task, but we must continue. There are young players who now have to take responsibility.”