Christian Prokop enjoyed the early in the semi-finals of the German handball team at the world Cup to the full. Long after the 22:21 (11:11) against Croatia, national coach, enthused by the performance of his team. “Of course, at the Moment is for us the best time we will experience in professional life,” said Prokop. In this Job it is sometimes really difficult and “sometimes really great. And it is nice that we are on the Sunny side.“

Handball-world Cup in 2019, All of the games at a Glance

With 7:1 points is the DHB-Team before the last round on the first place in the main round group 1. In the final game against the in the battle for the semi-final win European Champions Spain on Wednesday (20.30 clock in the F. A. Z.-Liveticker for the Handball world championship and in the ARD) to win the group. Prokop was pleased thieving, to have the great goal of the semi-finals in Hamburg already achieved. “The fact that we have to solve it now in advance and not over the detour of Spain, is fantastic,” said the 40-Year-old. You’ve got a heavy group “as bitten with the Fans together,” said Prokop, and looked forward: “Now it goes.”

The German handball players with tremendous self-confidence to the semi-finals. “We play at home. The teams need to more afraid of us than we are of them,“ said defensive star Patrick Wiencek in the ARD morning magazine. Possible opponents in the battle for the final Olympic champion Denmark, the world Cup-Second Norway or or EM-Second Sweden. Against Spain on Wednesday, the DHB-selection to deliver “a Show”, as Wiencek insured: “It is of 19,250 viewers indie hall. You pay a lot of money. Therefore, we are in debt.“

in For the injured playmaker Martin Strobel, Tim Suton, and so forth. “Tim has been a part of us all. This is obvious. But I’ll confirm anything more today,“ said Prokop. “The idea was short-lived. We are confident that he will help us,“ said Prokop. The world Cup is for Suton his tournament debut. In eight countries to play the backcourt player scored from the TBV Lemgo twelve gates. A few days before the world Cup Suton had been removed from the squad, as the Team had to be reduced from 18 to 16 players.

the game plan of the Handball world championship 2019 in Germany and Denmark

Strobel fails due to a knee injury for the Rest of the tournament. The 32-year-old game maker of the second-League club HBW Balingen-because Stetten suffered in the game against the Croats, a ligament tear and a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.According to a study at the hospital Merheim, the German handball Federation (DHB) has confirmed three hours after the game at the end of the diagnosis. Strobel will leave the world Cup quarters on Tuesday morning. An Operation is planned in the next few days. The injury was suffered Strobel without enemy action.

“It got me, unfortunately, is hard,” said Strobel. “I believe in this team and wish the guys for the other tournament that you have to go your way.” The violation of the game maker also took the the coach of arg. “It was very bad, as it has been lifted on the Gurney, because he was screaming in pain,” said Prokop: “The thoughts are now of course in the case of Martin. We have to get the win for him.“ Strobel belonged in the previous tournament over the course of the performance of carriers in the German Team. He was in the attack game as an extended Arm of Procopius. “Martin was a huge shock. It is really hard to play such a game, because you constantly in your head,“ said right winger Patrick Groetzki.