Handball participant Xenia Smits helped the DHB group win on the final second because of loud cheering from teammate Julia Behnke. “Jule virtually shouted the ball in,” reported the backcourt participant after the trembling 31:30 towards Japan and stated concerning the hectic closing seconds: “After the foul, the ball was nonetheless someplace on the best wing, so I went and grabbed it rapidly performed to Jule, who handed it again to me. Then he needed to go straight for the purpose.”
After the opening win towards the self-sacrificing Asians, nationwide coach Markus Gaugisch’s group could make it into the principle spherical on Saturday. Within the second recreation of Group F, co-captain Alina Grijseels’ group will face outsiders Iran at 6 p.m. (Sportdeutschland.television). On Monday there will likely be a duel with the supposedly strongest group opponent Poland.
If the DHB group needs to realize its minimal purpose of the quarter-finals, the coordination in protection have to be considerably improved. Conceding 30 objectives towards Japan was too many. “However let’s not fear an excessive amount of about it. We mastered the nimble handball model of the Japanese,” stated co-captain Emily Bölk. (dpa)