Victory in Leipzig was inside attain on Sunday. With eight seconds to go, SG gave the impression to be rewarded for its superior intelligence and nonetheless was a 19:24 deficit. But Marius Steinhauser’s shot hit the publish. Sime Ivic’s close to-unattainable purpose in the final try (after the ultimate siren) with a free throw from greater than ten meters was nearly unbeatable in phrases of tragedy for Flensburg.
Machulla: “The present uncertainty is palpable”
Due to the defeat, the Schleswig-Holsteiners misplaced additional in the desk and remained solely in fourth place. No one is speaking a few title probability at Forde anymore, however there’s now the risk of a season with out the Champions League for the primary time in eleven years.
“In the tip, the uncertainty in the intervening time might be felt,” SG coach Mike Machulla stated after the Leipzig recreation, arguing: “We stored working after them, however you felt we had been the higher staff from a recreation perspective. we punish ourselves by our errors.’
Dropping too many factors in opposition to the underdogs
His staff made loads of errors this season. Highlights such because the win in opposition to desk leaders SC Magdeburg (SCM’s solely loss of the season thus far) are offset by a quantity of sudden factors losses. On the second day of the sport, Flensburg misplaced 27:27 at house in opposition to Erlangen and drew in opposition to relegation contenders Balingen and Minden.
“We have to debate some issues, we’ve to vary some issues, but it surely would not make sense to not belief the staff anymore.”
SG Coach Mike Machulla
It is by these three factors that SG are at the moment adrift of the Champions League title held by THW Kiel. Fuchse Berlin is 2 minus factors lower than Flensburg. “We need to apologize to the followers and sponsors as a result of we’re at the moment not reaching what they anticipate from us,” stated nationwide participant Johannes Golla.
Jakobsen: “We are a bit uncertain now”
For a very long time, the sports activities disaster could be attributable to private worries about corona ailments or accidents. But now it is all again on board. Left-back Emil Jakobsen hopes that the scenario will enhance quickly: “We have to search out our circulation once more. At the second we’re a little bit uncertain and we do not belief our system 100%.” “We have to debate some issues, we’ve to vary some issues, but it surely would not make sense to not belief the staff anymore,” coach Machulla stated.
The Bundesliga desk is sweet with Flensburg
That’s proper, as a result of Flensburg’s future might look loads rosier after the subsequent two Bundesliga matches: First, THW Kiel and Füchse Berlin take some extent in opposition to one another subsequent Sunday (1:40 p.m., reside on NDR.de), then the Zebras are away at Magdeburg in the center of the troublesome recreation of the previous.
In addition, Flensburg will play reside matches at house in opposition to Kiel (May 22) and in Berlin on the final day of the sport (June 12). So SG nonetheless has all of it – so long as they do not do harm in different video games.