After the 28:32 against Spain our national team is as good as out. This was mainly due to the very poor exploitation of opportunities. Again and again the players around captain Uwe Gensheimer (34) appeared free in front of the Spanish goal, failed either because of the very strong Spanish goalkeeper Rodrigo Corrales (29) – or to themselves.
Only right after the break did the German team once show what it can do. Right winger Timo Kastening (25) found the game better, scored several goals in a row and was the best German thrower in the end with seven hits.
After a 13:16 half-time deficit, it was a draw six minutes after the break – and suddenly Germany even led by 25:22 (43rd). But then it took an unbelievable nine minutes until the next German goal. What the Spaniards exploited with strong nerves.
The y scored six goals in a row and were suddenly 28:25 in front again.
Curious: the oldie keeper found the game really good despite the bankruptcy. Bitter on the ZDF microphone: “We played a great game and put the Spaniards under pressure. It was great, we resisted. We don’t have to leave here with a bad feeling. “
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Despite the good Jogi Bitter (38), who held strong in goal, the Spanish players always prevailed decisively.
The goalkeeper continues: “We have shown that we can play the most ball-safe team in the world apart. We did a great job. We don’t have to go out here with our heads hanging. ”
With three minutes to go, everything was clear. Germany loses 28:32 and has only theoretical chances of the quarter-finals.
In view of now 2: 4 points, the DHB selection must win their next two main round games against Brazil on Saturday and Poland on Monday and at the same time hope for help in order to maintain the minimum chance.
The most difficult thing is to digest now. Similar to two days ago, there was more in it. We left too many balls lying around again. It just hurts. “