French intoxication after the European Miracle: handball heroes celebrated after the resurrection in Budapest
“I didn’t give up hope for a moment, I believed in victory.” Said team captain Valentin Porte after the blowout.
His band suffered three-quarters of the meeting and then – interestingly – the turn came when puller Ludovic Fabregas received his third two-minute show so he could not return to the field.
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– This scene upset us. The team thought it couldn’t be all against us. This is the moment the force is on our side – explained after the game, the coach in charge of the French, Erick Mathé, who will replace federal captain Guillaume Gille, who has been quarantined for his positive coronavirus test, on the bench.
They managed to grind the Danes in their hair, including the fact that the team’s biggest star, Nikola Karabatic, was throwing in, sliding and climbing for every ball.
– It was a real spiritual ordeal that we will remember for a long time. said the three-time Olympic and four-time world champion Karabatic.
The Friday program of the European Championships. For fifth place: Iceland-Norway (15.30, M4). Semi-finals: Spain-Denmark (6 pm, M4) France-Sweden 20.30, M4).
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