Next stop Bucharest – SWR Sport

SG BBM Bietigheim face Romanian champions CSM Bucharest within the Champions League on Sunday. Coach Marcus Gaugisch warns above all in regards to the private high quality of opponents.

Preparations for the SG BBM Bietigheim Away recreation within the Champions League (Sunday, 25 September, 4 pm) didn’t go as deliberate. After the automated cancellation of the Bundesliga derby in opposition to Nekkarsulam on Wednesday, SG BBM went to the coaching corridor as an alternative of the derby in entrance of their house spectators. The Neckarsulm ladies had been stricken by too many absenteeism because of sickness – not the norm for Bietighem coach Marcus Gaugisch.

“When I take a look at the Games in Bucharest, it could be good if we had one thing that I might have appreciated to attempt within the competitors,” Gaugisch mentioned of the cancellation. “But it is not unhealthy. We did that in coaching. It’s additionally of top quality to us.”

switching from competitors to coaching

The psychological transition from competitors to coaching mode was harder for his staff. “The women had been fully centered on the sport all day, then the cancellation comes and also you decelerate somewhat bit mentally after which have to return to regular coaching,” Gaugisch described the scenario, which the staff totally understood. Despite pace coaching isn’t accepted. “The women tear it up and do nicely.”

Cream day in opposition to Budapesto

Since Wednesday night, the main target has been on CSM Bucharest. Romanian champions, equivalent to Bietigheimers, began the Champions League with two victories, though SG was not fairly as spectacular as BBM. With a 40:20 win in opposition to co-favourite Ferencváros Budapest final Sunday, Gaugik’s staff caught everybody’s consideration. “The end result in opposition to Budapest was not regular,” mentioned the 48-yr-outdated. “It was extremely good from our aspect. It confirmed that we will keep within the Champions League each recreation.”

In Bucharest, nonetheless, Bietigheim has to adapt to a distinct sort of rival. “It shall be fully totally different, much more private,” says Gaugish, who coaches the German ladies’s nationwide staff with Bietigheimer, describing the Romanian type. “The recreation system is saved easy. Not too complicated, not too huge motion, simply particular person high quality. I believe it is laborious to defend in opposition to when you possibly can plan.”

Personal high quality in Bucharest

According to Gaugish, the staff is influenced by “prime handball gamers”. Particular consideration has been paid to playwright Grace Zadi, who was signed over the summer season. As for Gaugisch, he is without doubt one of the prime three gamers on the planet in his place. “She’s an extremely sensible handball participant who can actually do all the pieces.” In addition, Christina Negu is a 4-time world handball participant. At 34, he is without doubt one of the oldest on the staff however nonetheless world class, making him a Champions League All-Star final season. “She retains doing unbelievable issues.”

He is particularly eager on Romanian followers. Two years in the past, the Bietigheim away recreation in Bucharest was canceled because of the pandemic. During the second part in Ludwigsburg, the variety of clicks on the dwell stream reached hundreds of thousands. An indication of what SG BBM might face on Sunday. “It’s superior. The curiosity in ladies’s handball in Eastern Europe is way greater than in Germany. I’m wanting ahead to the truth that now we will go there with the Budapest win and suppose Bucharest: ‘Oops , who’s coming ?'”

59th consecutive aggressive win for Bietigheim?

Gaugisch has little doubt that his staff can maintain its personal within the Bucharest pan. “We’re assured sufficient, even when there is a commotion round it, to not swap to candy and good, however to take it up a notch.”

The profitable streak, which the ladies of Bietigheim can obtain with 59 consecutive aggressive victories, is secondary. “For us it is about profitable the sport. It does not actually matter whether or not it is the 2nd, third, fifth or 59th win. The collection will break sooner or later. There is not any staff that by no means loses. The world will not finish due to this,” Gaugisch seems to the long run. Still, he would have appreciated it if it did not occur in opposition to Bucharest. “If we will push the chain somewhat additional, in fact I would not be against it.”

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