It was a
dramatic final with a lucky winner: Denmark. After the first jubilation Claus
Hansen, coach of the Gold Medallist answered on three questions.
to the title! What was the reason for your victory?
Hansen: We never give up and as in the semi-final
against France we came back in the second half. Our goalkeeper was very strong
and the defence played also very well. This was our secret. But I have to
congratulate the Spanish team. It was a hard way and Spain is also a team full
reached the final matches on all three Male World Championships this year, won
two times silver, now gold. Is that the beginning of a great handball era “made
Hansen: I hope so. But we must remain
realistic. The top teams of the world play nearly on the same level. I would
say: This year is a good year for the Danish handball and a result of the good
job of thousands of enthusiastic friends of our sport in my country, working as
coach, teacher, referee, working in the federation.
1990th the handball world spoke about the Danish women’s team. Now
the men teams are having great performances. Are the Danish men now better than
Hansen: Of course no! Our Women’s Youth
Team won the European Championship last week. Let me say: We are both on the
same level, but this level is high!