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 on the sports activities discussion board of the Christian-Albrecht-University. The coronary heart price of skilled athletes is measured and a lactate check is carried out. Filip Jicha is a eager observer. “This is effective knowledge in order that the gamers usually are not overloaded or overloaded,” explains the top coach of THW.
“I can guarantee you: we’ll 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 no less than 5 weeks off after an extended season. On the opposite, the depth 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 group close to Rendsburg. Soon after, every week-lengthy coaching camp in Graz, Austria.
Kiel explores the participant market
THW might be hoping to construct on the robust second half of final collection. 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 might 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 unattainable.” THW managing director Viktor Silagy additionally is aware of: “Sander Sagosen and Hendrik Pekeler not solely have a really top quality in sports activities, however in addition they play an essential position within the group construction.”
THW managers are presently researching the participant market. “A bit of greater than traditional,” confirms Szilagyi. “We do not rule something out, nevertheless it’s not a straightforward interval to get a participant earlier than the season begins. It’s very probably that it will not work till the winter or subsequent season.”
Coach Jicha tells Overby in regards to the risk of entry
After all, new arrivals match into the gaps that seem. Linebacker Petter Overby is slated because the second pressure subsequent to Patrick Wiencek within the center block of the 6-0 protection. Jicha can even think about Sweden’s Erik Johansson on this place. Overall, he has loads of religion within the 22-yr-outdated backcourt participant. “He has the right top,” says 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 nicely. Cech was accepted as the brand new second goalkeeper. When he signed a two-yr contract, he was speculated to characterize world-class goalkeeper Niklas Landin for your complete 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 should work exhausting to achieve success this season.”
First aggressive recreation towards champions Magdeburg
The subsequent few weeks might be sweaty. The competitors season opens with the Supercup in Dusseldorf on August 31, when Kiel will problem defending champions SC Magdeburg as cup holders. An excellent alternative to revive German membership handball.
“The recreation is perhaps too early for us, we do not have a lot time till then,” stated Jicha. “The boys want a bit extra relaxation. But it additionally means we’ve to battle 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 gameplay.”