With his impressive international debut for the German national handball team, Martin Hanne has recommended himself as a serious option for the European Championships.
"He certainly has the big advantage that he is a very good defender. He played a strong game," praised national coach Alfred Gislason. However, the Icelander did not want to give his protégé a guarantee for the European Championship opening game against Switzerland.
With the difficult 34:33, Hanne came into the game midway through the first half. On the left wing instead of his regular position in the left back because Rune Dahmke had to sit out due to an injury. He was only on the floor for a few seconds when the 22-year-old scored his first international goal with his first attempt. "Full shit. Don't give a damn whether it's going to be successful or not. That's what Alfred told me before the game," reported the professional from TSV Hannover-Burgdorf after his successful debut with a total of five goals.
There was also praise from Johannes Golla, who said his teammate, four years his junior, had had a “great debut”. Hanne carried the DHB selection through the second half and approached the Portuguese goal without fear, said the captain and praised Hanne's quality in one-on-one situations.