Hungary made the best tournament ever in EHF EURO events history. The team led by Spanish coach Chema Rodriguez, for the second year in a row ended at TOP 8 of the big events, but this time with the highest position in the history of playing at European Championships.
The fifth place in Germany is now ahead of former record, 6th place at EHF EURO 1998 in Italy. With the young squad who has room for improvement, Hungarian handball can stay among the best in the upcoming years.
Legendary Hungarian right back, World Handball Player 2011, vice.-president of the Federation, Laszlo Nagy, talked about it for Handball-Planet.com after the last match in Cologne…
– Of course, I am satisfied. I am really satisfied with the team’s performance in Munchen and Cologne, and how we grew up from match to match. With Chema our national team is getting better and better. We had bad championship two years ago, but now good work has continuity and we are on the good way. Our main goal are Olympic Games. This tournament was good preparations for Olympic qualifications. Medal in the future? Let’s go step by step. Our first goal is to qualify for Paris 2024 and for that we need to play good in three matches – said Nagy
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