Handball: VfL Günzburg handball players promise: “We will burn down the halls”

Team captains Nico Jensen and Patrick Bieber discuss newcomers, followers and recreation objectives forward of the VfL Günzburg begin in the handball Bayernliga.

You each have been lively for VfL Gunzberg since childhood and are examples of the year-long ups and downs in the handball division. After this got here the most unbroken chapter of Corona and Three Division. Mr. Jensen, how laborious is it to take care of sudden failure?

Nico Jensen: So the descent hurts me. I by no means needed to return in my life and now this has occurred. It was really a totally totally different state of affairs. Except for the first yr after being promoted to the Bayernliga, it was all the time about the prime positions in the lively zone. It wasn’t since the youth Bundesliga that you simply bought it that manner. Time will inform how a lot we’ve got discovered from this.

Patrick Bieber: “We’re Professionals After Work”

So now Bayernliga once more, like from 2016 to 2020. Mr Bieber, how do you tackle this problem?

Patrick Bieber: For the third league, we weren’t far sufficient in the type of the recreation to face up to such stress. After all, we’re speaking about relegation from a league wherein at the very least a few of the professionals play who do nothing else. On the different hand, we’re and will be a neighborhood Gunzburg membership, we’re after-work professionals. This season in the third division has matured us and I feel we’re in all probability in the proper league, given our present steadiness now. I’m very excited to see what awaits us there.

Mr Jensen: Would you additionally agree that the Bayernliga is at present the acceptable enjoying house for the VfL Günzburg?

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Nico Jensen: You should show that what you discovered in defeat can also be a chance to assault once more. It would not should be this yr, however for a membership like VfL Günzburg in the medium time period the third division will should be a difficulty once more. At some level, handball ought to be performed right here once more at the nationwide degree.

But you do not see the upcoming spherical in the Bayernliga as a certain success, do you?

Patrick Bieber: off beam not. We are in the Bavarian higher home and subsequently in a extensively sought-after sports activities league.

Nico Jensen: Even with a number of query marks in a single. We do not know some opponents in any respect. And it is a totally different format than after we performed in the Bayernliga.

At final the house recreation environment once more

One of the many obstacles throughout the Corona interval was that the corridor needed to be virtually empty. This definitely impacts a membership like VfL Günzburg greater than its opponents who all the time play in entrance of empty stands. Mr. Bieber, how vital is it to lastly have actual family earnings once more?

Patrick Bieber: Anyone who was with us earlier than Corona is aware of what this Rebehaale means. Every Bayernliga opponent went right here and bought scared. We positively missed this corridor throughout the Corona interval.

Nico Jensen: I stay up for seeing if folks come again instantly. We nonetheless would not have a state of affairs like the pre-corona interval. And I’m additionally curious to see if inflation will make itself felt. You cannot blame somebody in the event that they solely are available in each different recreation. In any case, we will should work laborious to get folks into the corridor once more.

Patrick Bieber: There is a spark, it isn’t lifeless. I seen that in my private life folks maintain speaking to me. The crowd has all the time been a giant issue right here.

You discuss spark. What can the crew do to place the hearth out of it?

Patrick Bieber: Every fan can ensure that they will see a Gunzburg group tearing themselves up for the VFL. And I’m certain that with all the new, good expertise on this area, we’re on the Gunzburg path once more. We will burn down the corridor once more. This goes to be superb!

Experienced players take duty

Mr. Jensen, you might be 25 years previous, Mr. Bieber is 30. Can you employ your expertise to assist very younger players, particularly new ones?

Nico Jensen: They in all probability do not want that a lot assist. They are mainly all good guys, and our newcomers have all already performed in the third division or youth Bundesliga. He definitely has extra expertise than many different younger handball players. Otherwise, it is about us taking duty. You develop slowly in it. It is a gradual course of.

Patrick Bieber: What normally occurs in handball is that you simply play at a constant degree from a sure age. So you possibly can assume that for the massive guys, however not for the little guys. The younger participant must know that if he can not do it himself, the massive players will.

Trainers and newcomers: (from left) assistant trainers Sandro Xu, Noah Hisch, Hans Bauer, Ivo Dragiswick, Nico Schmidt and head coach Stephen Hoffmeister.

Photo: Ernst Meyer

Speaking of the inexperienced: Günzburg, two younger males from TSV Niederraunau’s expertise manufacturing unit, are arriving, together with Noah Heish and Nico Schmidt. Mr Bieber, how have the two accomplished to this point?

Patrick Bieber: I’m excited for them. They are extremely devoted handball players, they’re actually up for it and so they have wonderful coaching. After some time it felt like that they had all the time been right here. Our sporting director Fabian Schauerer had a stroke of luck with each. He all the time works to make sure that the youth of the area discover their place right here.

And what can followers count on from different newcomers to the group Mr. Jensen?

Nico Jensen: They are simply as built-in, however utterly totally different by way of play. Ivo Dragicevic, for instance, is brutally robust, a handball participant who definitely will not be voted the hottest defender in the Bayernliga at the finish of the spherical.

The first opponent of the new Bayernliga spherical is the state league champions TSV Allach in Rebehalle. In this constellation the query of favourite doesn’t come up – however Mr. Bieber, how do you take care of it?

Patrick Bieber: Basically, we take each opponent critically as a result of everybody deserves to play on this league. In addition, the folks of Allak have a really robust youth work and you already know that you must be very cautious. They have prime folks of their squad for this class and are definitely not informal clients.

Nico Jensen on Journey into the Unknown

And the place is VfL Gunzberg at the finish of the 2022/23 season, Mr Jensen?

Nico Jensen: We cannot discuss it as play-off and play-down with particular format with preliminary spherical in two teams, as a result of we solely have a recreation plan until Christmas and we do not know which opponents we will face. Baa.

But that ought to be sufficient for the promotion spherical, wherein the prime 4 groups from every group of eight are eradicated, proper?

Nico Jensen: For me it was sufficient of a relegation battle final season. I need to go into the promotional section after which a totally new season will begin in January.

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At the begin of the season in the Bayernliga Süd, third division relegation VfL Günzburg are hoping for the earlier spherical state league champions, TSV Allach 09. The recreation at Rebehaul is on Saturday, September seventeenth, 2022 at 7:30 pm.

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