Legendary Olympic and World Champion Vlado Stenzel as a coach with Yugoslavia 1972 and West Germany 1978, was a guest of Balkan-Handball.com at HandballTalks conference in March this year in Belgrade.
The 88 years old Croat talked about the most interesting parts of his career, but also shared some thoughts about handball nowadays.
- We think that our sport is interesting, but it’s not like that. In football, it’s interesting when it’s 1:0, but in handball is 7-8 goals, and fans can go home. What they can do else? We have player over 200cm tall with more than 100kg who are making 7-meter chances and some rabbit coming and scoring it. We didn’t gathered quality people in commission like basketball did to make progress in our sport. We have in IHF people who have a special quality. They are making every next rule even more stupid. You have to be talented for that. The most stupid rule of all-time in sport has handball. That is the 9-meter throw at the end of the match when all the players are with the hands raised in the block ahead of the shooter. The guy who invented that has to be captured and taken to the mental hospital – said Stenzel.