HERNING (Dagbladet): Norway-profile Gøran Johannessen (24) stood out with five goals against Austria. Håndballgutta won with ten goals and victory was never threatened.
But after the match røpte Johannessen sykdomsdrama in the scenes before the match. Johannessen has struggled with halsbetennelse in the world cup-the beginning and there was no guarantee that he would show off against Austria.
- I've gone on antibiotics, and know that the breath is not where it should be. It was halsbetennelse, which I hope to release the roof. I don't feel sick and have not had a fever. But the form is not where it should be, " says Johannessen to the Newspaper.Critical to the VM-extension
- I will not say that I'm hundred per cent ready. I need to build form ahead of the world cup. There is much I can focus on, even though it was a very good game tonight, " says Johannessen.
the 24-year-old tells us that he was sick right before the world cup premiere against Tunisia on Friday.
Bakspilleren is an important piece in the team to Christian Berge, and just came back from a håndskade to the world cup.
- Feared that the world cup-the beginning should break because of the neck?
No. But if I had got the fever, I would be feared by the world cup matches smoke... Then all gone to hell, " says Johannessen.Magic Myrhol-passing when Norway rundspilte Austria
the Coach Berge was a happy man after tonight's match. The team stands with the full pot in three fights.
It was a good game. We run Austria in lower, " says Berge to the Newspaper.
He tells that he has not been unsure about Johannessen's form.
I have been confident in all the players. Gøran comes in with big power in attack and good in defence today, " says Berge.
Norway's next match is against Chile tomorrow at 18.30.
the Facts: Norway – Austria 34-24 (16-13)
Approx. 5500 spectators
Norway: Torbjørn Bergerud, Espen Christensen – Sander Sagosen 8, Bjarte Myrhol 6, Henrik Jakobsen, Magnus Jøndal 7, Kristian Bjørnsen 2, Magnus Gullerud 2, Gøran Johannessen, 5, Christian O'sullivan, Eivind Tangen 3, Harald Reinkind, Kevin Gulliksen, Alexander Blonz 1, Magnus Abelvik Red, Espen Lie Hansen.
leading scorer Austria: Janko Bozovic 7.
Judges: Bojan Lāh and David Sok, Slovenia.
Penalties: Norway 1 x 2 min., Austria 5 x 2 min.
Norway meets Chile on Tuesday.Spillerbørs: 8, and the stock exchange after the blockbuster