The Dutch handbalsters to know that there is work to be done, after the defeat in the opening match of the world cup in Japan. The orange lost out on Saturday with a 32-26 of the republic of Slovenia.
“It was really bad,” said Estavana Polman against the Dutch. “That goes for both the offense and the cover. If you can’t win games.”
The team’s French coach Emmanuel Mayonnade came in, But hardly used. Just as was the Orange in the lead, when the world cup debutante Larissa Nüsser, at the beginning of the second half for a 19-18 after.
“That was the time to get it going, but the match is next, being on the wrong side,” noted Polman. “And then of course, there is the back, and that takes strength. We couldn’t do more to rectify the situation.”
Polman saw little basis for any of the following groepsduel on Monday against Angola. “Almost everything went wrong, but you have to ‘like’ will not go out. There are actually areas for improvement.”
‘Nothing is lost’
Danick Snelder, which closed with the words of Polman. The captain noticed that, although there is a spirit in the squad was, however, that the development left much to be desired. “After we got the lead came in, we missed a number of chances. And that led directly to the tegendoelpunten. That is what we have called four times in a row the other night.”, she sighed.
According to Snelder, there was also a question of nerves, because it’s only the first game of the world cup was on. “But can we defeat, not at the back and let it fall. It just wasn’t good enough, and we need to discuss. It seems clear to me that we can do better. This is a superslecht in the beginning, but there is nothing to be lost.”
Race results and programme of the Netherlands at the world cup of handball in Japan