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Katrin Lunde Haraldsen for Balkan-Handball.com: “It’s fantastic to be in Gyor”

One of the best female goalkeepers in the last decade, Katrin Lunde Haraldsen had an interesting interview with Balkan-Handball.com (Sanja Sekulic), the most popular handball media in Ex-Yugoslavia area. Norwegian number 1 speaks about the challenge in Gyor (interview is made before Gyor lost in the semifinal of the EHF CL against Itxako), chances of Larvik this season, national team…

– It’s fantastic to play here in Gyor. From the beginning all the people here were very kind and open to me.  I adapted very fast and that is most important.  Of course, it is different in comparation with Norway.  I kept my habit, when we speak about food, but also I started to eat some Hungarian things…

Language…

Language is so difficult for me.  However, I try to continue and learn further. I hope that I will speak more and more. When I am on the court, I speak on English, because almost all of the girls speak fluently.

Reasons, why Norwegian teams didn’t won EHF Champions League yet…

– It is not easy to explain. Most of the players going abroad and play for the TOP teams.  We never had some serious team in Norway.  One of the reason is lack of money in Norwegian women’s handball. In that case, you don’t have money to buy serious players, who can bring you the EHF CL title.  Now is quite different. Maybe something will happen this season…

About the golden team of Norway…

– I don’t think that we play bad at the World Championships. We can’t win in all the matches. Hopefully, maybe we can make something big in Brasil. I am not tired of winning. I am very proud, that I am part of such a great team.  I don’t plan to stop. I don’t know, when that will be…

Full interview – balkan-handball.com

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