Former Team Denmark-boss after the WORLD cup debacle: Lashing out at everything and everyone

"Several matches were characterised by a large number of technical errors and a very low bottom level, which meant that Denmark did not achieve a ranking among

Former Team Denmark-boss after the WORLD cup debacle: Lashing out at everything and everyone

"Several matches were characterised by a large number of technical errors and a very low bottom level, which meant that Denmark did not achieve a ranking among the world's eight best teams. The disappointing performance also meant that the women's team – which, in 2016, failed to qualify for the upcoming OLYMPICS."

"It is for me strange that both Team Denmark and the Danish media – not least TV 2 and DR – spend so many resources on a product of such poor quality," he writes in a brand-new blog posts on its own website.

B. T. has been in telephone contact with Michael Andersen, that does not put the hide that he is surprised by the players, trænernes and several media opinion on that, compared to the last year's european championship, where you conquered the number-eight spot, have been better to play handball.

"well I can't see that they are," says Michael Andersen, who was Team Denmark-director from 2006 to 2014 and now on a consultancy basis advisor High Performance Unit, Finnish Olympic Committee.

Michael Andersen, elaborates on his criticism of the electronic media's massive coverage of the kvindelandsholdets matches at the WORLD cup as follows:

"It is in my opinion completely out of proportion, how many hours the TV 2 and DR spend on the women's team in handball. Sports professional seen it is a very poor product. In relation to both the WORLD cup and european championship results, it's absolutely wild, so much coverage they get."

What do you think about coach Klavs Bruun Jørgensen's performance during the WORLD cup?

"I'm definitely not impressed with landstrænerens performance – they have been just as unstable as the players. It is in my opinion not managed to develop the team. In addition, I am surprised that he is first in the WORLD cup's final two matches taking place for Mia Rej."

"She has in the fall is, without comparison, been the best player in the Danish league. Where it specifically has maria for the national team during the WORLD cup, has been in kontrafasen and in the stationary attacking. It is quite unusual that, in the eight matches did not manage to find his A-list."

Is it not also an error, that before a WORLD cup have not played a test match in several months?

"It's a disaster, and it has both Team Denmark and DHF a great responsibility. Of course there must be training hard. But you are only exacerbated by playing in matches. That one and a half years have not played a test match, is unheard of. The same error was in fact committed by ishockeylandsholdet, who missed qualification for the winter OLYMPICS in 2018."

Should the women's team on an annual basis going forward in your opinion still receive five to six million dollars in support from Team Denmark?

"It will, in my view, be hopeless, if they choose to use as much on the women, as is the case around the men. You have to graduate. "

Former national coach Jan Activities have on the TV 2 said the exact opposite. In other words, that the aid must be increased. What do you think about the view?

"The former national coach can have many motives in relation to the view. I think that, especially Team Denmark – but also the DHF – need to keep the prioritisation of resources up against the Denmark international level. It has been solely amazing målmandspræstationer of Sandra Toft, which has kept Denmark inside the WORLD cup-the tournament up to the final mellemrundekamp. It is really not so much the missed OLYMPIC qualification, it is all about. It's at least as much about the team's overall bottom level, and on all the technical errors that are committed over the past three-four finals in the past."

Updated Date: 11 December 2019, 16:00

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