“After the iunjury of Nagy we did not play very well for five minutes”, the hungarian coach Xavier Sabate said after the 23:27 lost against Germany.
Hungary had to play without the lefthanded back-court player Laszlo Nagy since the quarter of the match. Between minute 20 and 25 Germany went away for the first time. Four goals in a row – Germany scored.
But Hungary came back.
“In the second half we played better in our defence and our attack”, Sabate said.
The lead by five goals from Germany at half time (16:11) was eliminated after 38 minutes when Gabor Csaszar scored the 15:16.
The spectators in the nearly sold out arena in Rouen saw a tight match until the end.
In the end it was not enough for the team from south-eastern Europe. Hungary lost with four goals against Germany.
“I am so proud of our players and of our match. We tried to beat them, but we couldn’t. They are the European Champions, they are so strong and one of the favorites of the tournament. Congratulations to Germany”,said Sabate who was not unsatisfied with the appearance of his team.
Only 20 hours later Hungary will play their next match. They will meet Croatia this evening.
“We try to prepare for the match and we will meet another favorite for a medal“, said the coach of Hungary, Xavier Sabate, who is looking forward.
If Lazlo Nagy will play is not sure right know.
“I don’t know”, is all we get out of the head coach Sabate.