Sebastian, the begin of the 2nd Bundesliga was as troublesome as anticipated. How upset was the loss in Dormagen?
This loss hurts as a result of it did not have to occur. There had been many moments the place we may have turned the recreation round and even managed it our approach. The protection was good, however we missed our probabilities and made too many missed pictures.
It was a draw the place we may have taken the lead at half-time. We got here out of the break properly and had probabilities to go away with two or three objectives. The strain could be on for Dormagen at dwelling, however we made it too simple for them with our errors. You can inform it nonetheless hurts me to come out.
Could that translate into optimistic power heading into Friday evening’s 8 p.m. dwelling recreation towards Hagen?
I’m pleased with the group, how we have developed in the final two or three weeks after a foul begin. Coburg and Potsdam are two groups that don’t play in the 2nd Bundesliga. Our aim is to get higher each recreation. Everyone is aware of how troublesome it’s to rating away objectives. We will get our factors at dwelling, I’m positive of that.
VfL take on Eintracht Hagen with a really bold seventh in final yr’s schedule coming to Schanzlehalle. What are you ready for?
The environment in the group is nice, we all know our errors and what we are able to do higher. I consider that the eighth man in the tribune will push us ahead and encourage us. Hagen is just not the place they need it to be, however they’ve loads of expertise. This can be one other troublesome pillar. We will not be going into the recreation as favourites, however we’ll do our greatest and need to get factors. We need to reward ourselves for our exhausting work over the final few months.
Iker Romero, world champion and Champions League winner, charges the second handball league as stronger than the premier league Liga Asobal in his native Spain. How do you see the variations between the second division and the high division in Austria?
The 2nd Bundesliga is one in all the strongest leagues in the world. Here, the latter can defeat the former and all can defeat all, all can hurt all. Many groups are filled with nationwide gamers. The variations are primarily in the excessive particular person high quality of the gamers and the excessive tempo. Power, velocity and dynamics are fully totally different. 2nd HBL is a really robust, engaging league.
How troublesome was it for you to rapidly discover your toes in a brand new nation and a brand new group?
I’m so glad I made this resolution and went to HSG. The group made it simple for me to rapidly navigate the group construction. The youngsters consider in me and I’m enhancing each recreation. I used to be glad at the starting, however I do know that there’s nonetheless quite a bit to do and it is going to be coordination and blind understanding for the teammates.
I’ve had some experiences that can aid you each as a participant and as an individual. It’s my job to calm issues down, particularly when the going will get robust. We work to make issues higher on daily basis. This course of is ongoing.
Are your most loyal followers, and additionally your hardest critic, grandparents, glad with the first impressions?
(laughs) Generally, they’re glad. The household is all the time cheering reside. There was not a lot criticism. On Friday, my mom can be in the corridor, which makes me very glad. Then he goes to Lemgo to my brother and watches him play.
Have you settled in Constance?
People listed below are very open. The metropolis may be very vibrant and every part is inside simple biking distance aside from lengthy journeys to away video games (laughs). It has every part I want and I really feel very snug. It’s like just a little Vienna.