After a 38-day break from the World Cup, the HSV handball players start the fight for the top on Friday against Elbflorenz Dresden (8 p.m., sportdeutschland.tv).
HSV (nine wins in a row) want to take the next step towards promotion to the Bundesliga. “We can achieve something historical,” says playmaker Leif Tissier (21).
Finn “Stulle” Wullenweber (23 / four short missions) and Dominik “Dumbo” Vogt (22 / zero missions) should help. Both were injured for months and are now healthy. “It feels like I have two newcomers,” explains coach Toto Jansen (44), who today has to cut two out of the entire team (18 men) for the 16-man squad.
“Stulle and Dumbo bring important breaks for the others. With the Stulle we have one more weapon, ”says Tissier, who warns. “We have a crisp opening program. It has to be clear to everyone that they are not allowed to pass on the responsibility. ”Hamm will be waiting for Dresden on Monday, then Bietigheim, Lübbecke, Gummersbach and others.
Jansen has respect for Dresden (6th): “You won in Nettelstedt and drew against Leipzig. We don’t have time to find our rhythm, we have to pull the lever immediately. “
For the big step …