Benjamin Patch is a gifted photographer. Therefore, the diagonal attacker to the BR Volleys like linguistic images. "We need to best as a Team, even high mountains", says the US-Americans. "If we cancel the previous one, we are missing at the end of the beautiful view." Currently piled up in front of the Berlin handball-Bundesliga is actually a steep rock wall. In the League, the reigning German champion is only the Fifth, in the Cup he was eliminated in the semi-final against Lüneburg to a comfortable lead, and also in the Champions League he showed on last Wednesday at 0:3 in Gdansk in a poor performance. In view of this, urges the Patch, just not to overreact: "Now freak out, that would be bad. Because we are on the verge of starting something Big.“
On this Sunday, in the last home match this year, against the SVG Lüneburg (16 hrs/Max-Schmeling-Halle). Because the first signs that it is in the case of the Volleys a little uneasy, sent a coach Cedric Enard after the defeat in Gdansk. Clearly as never before, the Frenchman criticized his players. "Our attack efficiency was beyond the pale," he said. "The problem is the Interaction between Jan and his attackers."
The Berlin, want to create counter-Lüneburg, the revenge
Enard takes with these Statements, especially setter Jan Zimmermann and Patch the duty. Patch is aware of the high expectations on him to rest. "I put myself under the most pressure," stresses the 24-Year-old. "But I think it's unfair to give individual players the one to blame." Also carpenter, he takes up in protection: "Jan is so talented." Zimmermann himself says to Enards criticism: "I don't take it to heart. Maybe the vote will not fit so well, but now we have to find a solution together.“ The 25-Year-old stressed: "The Problem is in only one place. There are many starting points.“ The small errors add up by the Berliners in the past, however, Play is usually a big mortgage.
"We want to do it so well that we lose on the field, the focus on the little things," says Patch. In addition, the team on the Cup broke. "Lüneburg has us bent," says Zimmermann. The more the Volleys now set for a rematch in the Bundesliga. "Against Lüneburg we have to make up for a lot of," says Patch. However, Berlin's standing in the League against every opponent under pressure, you want to catch up a little compared to the eight points better leader Alps volleys. "For us, there are no other Alternatives than to win," says Zimmermann.More about
2:3-defeat in the semi-final against Lüneburg BR Volleys not fail with a crash lost in the Cup
the optimism of the German and US national players have at least not yet. "The quality in the team is so high. Actually, we are just waiting, when we loss right away,“ stresses carpenter. In the Training, the showing, to insure both. Patch is therefore confident: "After this bad patch we are only stronger." And with the reference to the still-young season, he has also an appropriate metaphor: "We can still achieve the highest peaks."