Bundestrainer Dagur Sigurdsson and the German national handball team are facing great challenges: EM in Poland, qualification tournaments for the Olympics and then perhaps the games in Rio de Janeiro itself.
An important measure on the way is the Super Cup, where the selection of the German Handball Federation (DHB) from the 6th to 8th of November meets in Flensburg, Hamburg and Kiel in Brazil, Serbia and Slovenia. At a press conference in Hamburg Sigurdsson announced his 21r-cadre.
The new DHB feature is Rune Dahmke by Record Master THW Kiel.” At the THW, Rune has won big stakes and has shown good performance. We want to get to know him better around the national team,”Sigurdsson said about the 22-year-old left-winger of the”Zebras”.
Back in the circle of the national team is Dahmkes Kieler’s teammate Christian Dissinger. The 23-year-old had debuted 2013 in the DHB selection, but had been thrown back by a second cross-tape drawing. After the fall of Paul Drux (fox Berlin/shoulder injury), Dissinger returned to focus. Sigurdsson: “Christian has just shown in recent weeks, For the injured cyclist Patrick Wiencek (Kiel/Kreuzbandriss), the Icelander Manuel called Lately from Fresh On Openings.
Sigurdsson did not want to talk about a trial run in connection with the four-tournament in Northern Germany. I don’t like that word. Country games are not test runs. We want to win these games, because victories are the best preparation.”
The Bundestrainer gathers his team for the Super Cup on November 2nd in Kiel.” Through the three games in three days the burden is very great,”said Sigurdsson, who wants to distribute the straps by rotation on many shoulders and therefore nominated 21 instead of 16 players.
For the EM from 15th to 31st January in Poland, where Germany meets Spain, Sweden and Slovenia in the preliminary round, Sigurdsson wants to call 28 players and then compete with 16 players.
Gate: Silvio Heinevetter (fox Berlin), Carsten Lichtlein (VfL Gummersbach), Andreas Wolff (HSG Wetzlar)
Field: Uwe Gensheimer (Rhein-Neckar Lion), Rune Dahmke (THW Kiel), Christian Dissinger (THW Kiel), Steffen Feith (HSG Wetzlar), Finn Lemke (SC Magdeburg), Stefan Kneer (Rhein-Neckar Lions), Niclas Pieczkowski (TuS N-Lubbecke), Martin Strobel (HBW Balingen-Weilstetten), Simon Ernst (VfL Gummersbach, Steffen Weinhold (THW Kiel), Fabian Wiede (Fox Berlin), Michael Muller (MT Melsungen), Patrick Groetzki (Rhein-Neckar Lions), Tobias Reichmann (KS Kielce), Hendrik Pekeler (Rhein-Neckar Lion), Erik Schmidt (TSV Hannover-Burgdorf), Evgeni Pevnov (VfL Gummersbach), Manuel Lateh (Fresh on opening)