At the start there may be the rigor of sports activities drugs. THW Kiel handball gamers interrupted their rounds a number of occasions for a pit cease on the sports activities discussion board of the Christian-Albrecht-University. Professional athletes have their coronary heart fee measured and lactate examined. Filip Jicha is a eager observer. “This is efficacious information in order that the gamers are usually not overloaded or overloaded,” explains the pinnacle coach of THW.
“I can guarantee you: we are going to attain the utmost limits within the subsequent few weeks.”
THW coach Philip Jicha
German report holders have began preparations for the brand new season. It’s late as a result of all gamers should get at the least 5 weeks off after an extended season. On the opposite, the depth now will increase extra quickly. For now, Kiel has three lessons a day – within the morning, within the morning and within the night.
The first take a look at match is subsequent Wednesday at HSG Eider Harde, a fourth division crew close to Rendsburg. Soon after, per week-lengthy coaching camp in Graz, Austria.
Kiel explores the participant market
THW will probably be hoping to construct on the robust second half of final sequence. However, Kiel is with out lengthy-time period 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 might play once more this 12 months,” Jicha mentioned. “We give them the time they want and we have now to make up for his or her absence for months, which is virtually unattainable.” 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 essential function within the crew construction.”
THW managers are at the moment researching the participant market. “Just a little greater than standard,” confirms Szilagyi. “We do not rule something out, however getting a participant earlier than the beginning of the season is just not a simple interval both. It’s very probably that it will not work till the winter or subsequent season.”
Coach Jicha tells Overby in regards to the chance of entry
After all, new arrivals match into the gaps that seem. Linebacker Petter Overby is slated because the second drive subsequent to Patrick Wiencek within the center block of the 6-0 protection. Jicha also can think about Sweden’s Erik Johansson on this place. Overall, he has rather a lot of religion within the 22-12 months-outdated backcourt participant. “He’s received perfection in him,” enthuses the THW coach. “Eric is hard, but in addition very explosive.” However, the Swedish expertise must style the Bundesliga air first.
Tomasz Mrkva is aware of the German elite group very properly. Cech was accepted as the brand new second goalkeeper. When he signed a two-12 months contract, he was imagined to symbolize world-class goalkeeper Niklas Landin for the complete interval. Now it’s clear that the primary will go away Zebras for Aalborg subsequent summer season. “I’m not too busy with what is going on to occur subsequent season,” Mrkwa mentioned. “We must work laborious to achieve success this season.”
First aggressive recreation in opposition to champions Magdeburg
The subsequent few weeks will probably be sweaty. The sequence of aggressive matches opens with the Supercup recreation in Dusseldorf on August 31, when Kiel will tackle defending champions SC Magdeburg as cup holders. A superb alternative to revive German membership handball.
“The recreation could be too early for us, we do not have a lot time till then,” mentioned Jicha. “The boys should have an extended relaxation. But it additionally means we have now to struggle for each level, particularly within the first few weeks of the season, as a result of we do not get that far in phrases of the sport.”