Germany playing the most impressive handball until now in Rio! After winning the Preliminary Round, DHB team had the easiest job in quarter-final of the Olympic tournament. Qatar 34:22 simply weren’t on the level of the guys of Dagur Sigurdsson:
- After 40 minutes, the Qataris have stopped, so it came to the decisive victory. We were clearly better, but you have to be a professor to determine that. Defense and goalkeeping were outstanding today. After a rather balanced first half, we knew that Qatar running out of power. Then we could determine the game in defense and attack and win well deserved. I must praise my guys – said Sigurdsson and added comment about German rival in semi-final – France (Friday, 20.30 hrs).
- I don’t know if that was our maximum against Qatar or whether we can do even better. This will show the semi-finals, afterwards we will know where we are. I have been frequently in such Final-4 situations – sometimes as a favorite, sometimes as an underdog, recently we had this positive experience in Poland. Such semi-finals have their own character.