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 usually are 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 document holders have began preparations for the brand new season. It’s late as a result of all gamers should get a minimum of 5 weeks off after a protracted 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 workforce close to Rendsburg. Soon after, every week-lengthy coaching camp in Graz, Austria.
Kiel explores the participant market
THW can 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 a giant shock if the 2 of them may play once more this yr,” Jicha stated. “We give them the time they want and we’ve 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 necessary function within the workforce construction.”
THW managers are presently researching the participant market. “Just a little greater than common,” 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 possible 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 quite a bit of religion within the 22-yr-previous backcourt participant. “He’s obtained 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-yr contract, he was speculated to signify world-class goalkeeper Niklas Landin for your complete interval. Now it’s clear that the primary will depart Zebras for Aalborg subsequent summer season. “I’m not too busy with what is going on to occur subsequent season,” Mrkwa stated. “We must work exhausting to achieve success this season.”
First aggressive sport in opposition to champions Magdeburg
The subsequent few weeks can be sweaty. The sequence of aggressive matches opens with the Supercup sport in Dusseldorf on August 31, when Kiel will tackle defending champions SC Magdeburg as cup holders. A very good alternative to revive German membership handball.
“The sport may 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’ve 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.”