Before I do a handball recap of this week I just wanted to briefly touch on the start of our season in general.
For me it started a little differently this year because of the Olympic Games in Rio. Because I was absent for the preparation part of the season with the MHB team, which usually starts in the end of July, I didn’t join my teammates until early September.
We had about two weeks off after the games ended so you could almost say that the last season ended, the Olympics started and when we were done it was back to next season.
The team has changed quite a bit since last year, some players left for other clubs and we got 6 new players. The team spirit is high nevertheless and we all get along really well.
We started the season really well with wins against Toulouse and Presov but the next seven matches were very hard for us. We lost four of those seven matches, which is a lot considering the quality of our club and team. matches, which is a lot considering the quality of our club and team.
Of course there’s no reason to panic but we need to be aware that we’re actually a young team with a lot of prospective players and we’re going to need to work hard for the rest of the season and efficiently take advantage of every minute of the game.
This week we had a French league match in Saint Raphael (photo from our hotel room), a club which is our direct competition for the Champions League spots. The match was very important and very tight but unfortunately we lost for one goal. This puts us in a difficult spot because we need to win even more in order to maintain our position and start moving up in the standings.
I believe in this team and and the fact that we will take advantage of the potential we have for this season.4