The Dutch handbalsters their first match under the new coach Emmanuel Mayonnade won. Orange was Friday in his first practice game in Groningen in 33 years time with a 29-26 too strong for Germany.
Orange stood in the sold-out Game almost the entire contest. After an idle status of 14-10 in favor of the home team the Germans came after rest be back to one goal difference (24-23), but further left the Netherlands it doesn’t come up.
Estavana Polman was with ten hits the top goal scorer of Orange. Angela Malestein came to five goals.
“The result is not very important, but it is good that we win. The decay after peace was too large, but that makes sense with all the new girls,” said old hand Lois Abbingh after the duel in her hometown at Sport North.
The old hand is positive about the new coach. “‘Manu’ is very quiet and has a very clear vision about how he wants to play. But he wants that vision, not in one week, all of us impose.”
Emmanuel Mayonnade. ()
Mayonnade successor of Thomsen
Mayonnade was last month appointed as the successor of Helle Thomsen, who departed after the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of the end of last year in France. The 35-year-old Frenchman combines the bondscoachschap with the job of coach of the French top club Metz Handball, which over the last three years the national championship and in 2017, the cup won.
Orange played Friday without Maura Visser and Nycke Groot, who recently bid farewell to have taken as international. Captain Danick Snelder is still injured.
Germany is under the direction of Henk Groener, who from 2009 to 2016, the coach of the Dutch handbalsters. The team lost at the end of last year at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in the second group stage with a 27-21 of Orange and ended on the tenth. The netherlands won bronze.
The netherlands and Germany play Saturday from 16.45 one more time against each other, than in the German Oldenburg.