Nikola Karabatic entered the hall and immediately all eyes were on him. Fans were storming the basketball Superstar and begging for Selfies. Journalists tracked his every reaction. And Nikola Karabatic made no secret of his joy to be there at all. A satisfied Smile was on Sunday in the face of French football-Superstars, as he spoke about the world Cup in Germany.

After a toe surgery in October, was, in fact, up to six-months-long break, the 34-Year-old had been expected – but now he could even be in the preliminary round game against the German team on Tuesday (20.30 clock/ ZDF and in the F. A. Z.-liveticker zur Handball-WM) be surprising Comeback.”In life everything is conceivable, but we do not yet have a Plan,” said the three-times world handball player. “The foot’s fine, I’m fit.” And his coach, Didier Dinart, added: “you will see”.

“to be Here is a victory for me,”

once Karabatic will train with his team-mates only. If the former Kiel professional comes then against the German selection, can Dinart decide until Tuesday morning. A other actor of the title holder would have to soft. To be “alone here, is a victory for me,” said the Superstar. “I’m proud of it.”

He was feeling “like a little Boy,” said Karabatic: “I have fulfilled all my dreams, but I’m still not sick of it. I still want more.“ Karabatic, the “cannibal” did not want to abschenken his eighth world championship. Even if he’s playing with his health. “In football, you get free, if you’re hurt,” said the 34-Year-old once. One should not whine,””, Karabatic, “people will think we are wimps”.

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

With its hardness against the opponents and even has the title of collector of the great Era of the French handball players in the past 16 years, was actively involved in. For the native Serbs a world Cup Start would be in Germany, the 21. big tournament in a row. He repeated with the Equipe Tricolore two Olympic gold medals (2008 and 2012), between 2006 and 2018, four times world and three times European champion. In 2012, he was embroiled in a betting manipulation affair.

The German selection is warned of a possible Comeback of the super hand-ballers. “I think that makes the squad, the Frenchman who is not busy is bad anyway, and certainly not weaker,” said the German goalkeeper Andreas Wolff. With his experience and presence he could give the defense and the attack of the French presence, said captain Uwe Gensheimer, who plays with Karabatic, the French top club Paris Saint-Germain. There Karabatic had already recorded ten days ago, the volleyball training. Already in December, he was running again for the first time.