Karin Mortensen warns in skæbnekamp: 'So, you get to play with the elastic in the back'

Karin Mortensen has tried it before. With the 233 matches on his cv to know the previous landsholdsstjerne about some it, to go into a battle, where the requi

Karin Mortensen warns in skæbnekamp: 'So, you get to play with the elastic in the back'

Karin Mortensen has tried it before.

With the 233 matches on his cv to know the previous landsholdsstjerne about some it, to go into a battle, where the requirement to the team is obvious from the start.

Namely to win or get out. And it is not an easy approach ahead of a handball match, believes Karin Mortensen.

"It's a little more nerve-racking, and you can't avoid to think about it. It should really not, but it should not fill too much," said Karin Mortensen to B. T.

otherwise the game will be for straining and characterized by nervousness, explains the former verdensetter in håndboldmålet.

"It is very individual, how to handle it. For me, it was about to have a flow feeling. Both when you were sitting in the bus on the way to the match or during the warm-up. You should not be afraid to lose, because otherwise you are going to play with an elastic band in the back or with a pulled hand brake, and so that never comes to work," considers Karin Mortensen.

Friday, yesterday the Danish håndboldkvinder on the field for a win or get away-match against the reigning world - and european champions from France. If Denmark goes from the pitch with a defeat, comes the red-and-white neither to fight for the WORLD cup-the medals or to play for a place at the OLYMPICS.

"It is very much about the balancing act. It is coming to a head now, and trying to set themselves up in the best possible way purely tactically and mentally. But if you get too turned on, coats it over, gives several errors, blackouts and so play tactic no longer."

"If they (the players, red.) has the routine and the solidarity it requires, I am very excited to see," said Karin Mortensen.

Karin Mortensen has even tried to stand in a match with the national team, where the team with a defeat would be out. It happened at the WORLD cup in 2003. A tournament that ago is remembered as 'The black hole in Croatia' are among the former players.

Denmark smoke namely out with a bang and lost with ten goals to Hungary.

"We had the knife to the throat. Now, it should be. Now having it all out, but succeeded not at all. It was such a struggle, that no matter what one touched, then went to the balls into me and we fell over the ball. We thought the idea, but the body did not what we thought."

Now hope Karin Mortensen is not that history repeats itself on Friday. She believes, however, that if Denmark play like they did against Brazil, will the chances of further advancement be present.

"France is not an unfamiliar opponent, and I hope it will give a security. It is more secure, for it would be something else, if they ended with a more atypical opponent like south Korea, that plays very different than us in Europe."

"They (Denmark, red.) can deliver when they need to. Play up to their highest, then they can also win. But they must peake, and you know it."

the Match between Denmark and France is finished up Friday at 12.30.

You can follow the match LIVE here on bt.dk.

Updated Date: 05 December 2019, 06:00

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