foreign language skills are always helpful, sometimes even in their own country. Uwe Gensheimer, the captain of the German national Handball team and employees of the French top club Paris St. Germain, was heading on Tuesday evening in a special Mission: As the world Cup preliminary round game between the host and champion of France (25:25) to his climax, and tried Gensheimer as a spy, and interpreter. During the final break of the defending Champions – were three seconds still on the clock – was he cocky in the opponent's game, grape, and listening to the speeches of the French national players. In the case of the French, this was not good: right wing Luc Abalo, Gene Heimer's colleague from Paris, pushed the German friendly, but determined.
"it was certainly not gentleman-like, but what should we do?", goalkeeper Andreas Wolff said the Morning after the game and grinned. "Uwe is the Only one from the team who speaks French well." At the end of the spy plan didn't work, Timothey N'guessan met with the final siren to compensate. However, the scene illustrated one thing above all: Gensheimer served at the world Championships at home, all the Tricks of the trade to help his Team. "Uwe is extremely focused and shows in this tournament, with every fiber of why he is our captain," says Wolff, "he's playful and off the field is always first and foremost."
Gensheimer is so far the best scorer of the world Cup
so Far, with great success: thanks to the tie against France and Brazil's help against Russia to protect a few hours before the national team is the feeder in the main no longer is round. On top of that, the hosts will compete to the final round Robin game against Serbia on Thursday in Berlin (18 Uhr, Arena at the Ostbahnhof and live on ZDF) and with good prospects. In Cologne, the three best Teams of group B to the field that will fight for the semi-final encounter: Spain and Croatia are already qualified, Macedonia and Iceland are fighting for the last free space.
"But we do not deal with contingencies," says Co-coach Alexander Haase, who represented the national coach Christian Prokop of the media appointment on Wednesday. Perhaps Procopius was already in the middle of the preparation for the next tasks. So the attention has fueled the success against France, the self-confidence and Faith in their own strength in the team – in spite of the failure of a service provider: Steffen Weinhold of an adductor strain suffered against France, for him, Kai Häfner. "We have shown that we can exist on a good day against any team in the world," says Haase.
A captain in scintillating Form of experience, according to helpful. Gensheimer has scored at the world Cup so far, 29 goals and leads the scorers list of the tournament with the Russian Timur Dibirov. In principle, there is no doubt of Gene Heimer's is in a class, many consider him the best left winger in the world. Stefan Kretzschmar, Germany's best left winger of the past decades and with an incredible throw repertoire blessed, is a declared Fan. The only Problem is: In the more advanced athlete the age of 32 years, gensheimer has won no major title with the national team. A lot of chances to eradicate this blemish, he will not get a more world Championships at home is unnecessary anyway. "This goal inspires me," said Gensheimer, "we want to go to the semi-final – then anything is possible."
The outside left a lot of the criticism had to plug it in
so Far, the left-handed is still something between them came when the opportunity was favorable. 2016 in Poland, as a young and largely unknown German team under the Pseudonym of "Bad Boys" to the EM-title rushed, lacked Gensheimer hurt. A year later, at the world Cup in his new adopted home of France, played gensheimer strong – until a shocking, sad news: in the Middle of the tournament his father had died. Gensheimer traveled to the team hotel, and struggled a few days later, back to the team: In the second round against Qatar, he was then completely in addition to the shoes, just like his colleagues and the then national coach Dagur Sigurdsson. Germany embarrassed in the second round against Qatar and arbitration.
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Gensheimer bears has never being wedged back or publicly fought back. That is not his nature. Mannheim is a contemporary of a more restrained, quiet and down-to-earth time. At his home club, the Rhein-Neckar Löwen, he played until the club could finally celebrate the first German championship of its history – until today, Gene Heimer's greatest athletic success. Only then, he moved to Paris St. Germain and knowledge of a foreign language, which is also gensheimer know, are always helpful. Sometimes even in their own country.