After a five-week summer time break, report German handball champions THW Kiel started preparations for the upcoming Bundesliga season on Thursday. There is little time left for the primary aggressive recreation.
At the start there’s the rigor of sports activities drugs. THW Kiel handball gamers interrupted their rounds a number of instances for a pit cease at the sports activities discussion board of the Christian-Albrecht-University. Professional athletes have their coronary heart price measured and lactate examined. Filip Jicha is a eager observer. “This is effective information in order that the gamers are usually not overloaded or overloaded,” explains the pinnacle coach of THW.
“I can guarantee you: we’ll attain the utmost limits within the subsequent few weeks.”
— THW coach Filip Jicha
German report holders have began preparations for the brand new season. It’s late as a result of all gamers should get at least 5 weeks off after an extended season. On the opposite, the intensity now will increase extra quickly. For now, Kiel has three courses a day – within the morning, within the morning and within the night.
The first check match is subsequent Wednesday at HSG Eider Harde, a fourth division staff close to Rendsburg. Soon after, a week-long coaching camp in Graz, Austria.
Kiel explores the participant market
THW might be hoping to construct on the sturdy second half of final sequence. However, Kiel is with out long-term sidekick Sander Sagosen (fractured plate) and circle participant and defensive again Hendrik Pekeler (ruptured Achilles tendon).
“It could be an enormous shock if the 2 of them may play once more this 12 months,” Jicha stated. “We give them the time they want and we now have to make up for his or her absence for months, which is virtually unimaginable.” THW managing director Viktor Silagy additionally is aware of: “Sander Sagosen and Hendrik Pekeler not solely have a really prime quality in sports activities, however additionally they play an vital position within the staff construction.”
THW managers are at the moment researching the participant market. “Slightly greater than traditional,” confirms Szilagyi. “We do not rule something out, however getting a participant earlier than the beginning of the season will not be a simple interval both. It’s very doubtless that it will not work till the winter or subsequent season.”
Coach Jicha tells Overby about the potential for entry
After all, new arrivals match into the gaps that seem. Linebacker Petter Overby is about because the second drive subsequent to Patrick Wienczek within the center block of the 6-0 protection. Jicha may think about Sweden’s Erik Johansson on this place. Overall, he has a whole lot of religion within the 22-year-old backcourt participant. “He’s acquired perfection in him,” enthuses the THW coach. “Eric is hard, but additionally very explosive.” However, the Swedish expertise must style the Bundesliga air first.
Tomasz Mrkva is aware of the German elite group very effectively. Cech was accepted as the brand new second goalkeeper. When he signed a two-year contract, he was speculated to characterize world-class goalkeeper Niklas Landin for your entire interval. Now it’s clear that the primary will go away Zebras for Aalborg subsequent summer time. “I’m not too busy with what is going on to occur subsequent season,” Mrkwa stated. “We must work onerous to achieve success this season.”
First aggressive recreation in opposition to champions Magdeburg
The subsequent few weeks might be sweaty. The sequence of aggressive matches opens with the Super Cup in Dusseldorf on August 31, when Kiel will tackle defending champions SC Magdeburg as cup holders. A great alternative to revive German membership handball.
“The recreation could be too early for us, we do not have a lot time till then,” stated Jicha. “The boys should have an extended relaxation. But it additionally means we now have to combat for each level, particularly within the first few weeks of the season, as a result of we do not get that far by way of the sport.”
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Journal of Schleswig-Holstein | 28.07.2022 | 19:30