One of the Danish referees, Martin Gjeding, admitted that he made mistake in the crucial moment of German-Croatian clash in Cologne on Monday, which caused a lot of negative reaction all around handball world.
– One of the criteria for assaulting an assault is that the defender is standing still and the attacker is rushing against him. That was not the case. I shouldn’t watch it many times on video tonight until I realized it wasn’t the right decision. Judging the attack error was a misjudgment. We have not slept well this night and may not come to it tomorrow, but we have to come over, he says. – said Gjeding for TV2.dk.
- – It is of course not pleasant when you know how much all the countries are going to get in the semi-finals or get better qualification opportunities for the Olympics. Referees must live with the pressure and stand by it, because if we cannot do it, we should not be here where we are now.
His colleague Mads Hansen added:
– We’re pretty good. Of course, anyone who has professional work is affected when things are less appropriate. It affects our personal pride and the professionalism we put into the day, but at the same time we know that this is the premise of our job – concludes Hansen.