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Before the start of the World Cup: Kastening keeps his fingers crossed for handball players as spectators

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National player Timo Kastening will miss the Handball World Championship due to a cruciate ligament tear. He is working as a TV expert at the tournament and wants to attack again soon.

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National player Timo Kastening trusts the German handball players to do well at the World Cup.

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“I think the team had a much quieter preparation than in previous years due to cancellations or Corona. That’s good for the team. Everyone is focused. That’s why I hope we’ll do better than in previous tournaments,” said Kastening German press agency.

However, the 27-year-old right winger from Bundesliga club MT Melsungen urged caution. “The preliminary round should not be underestimated. At first glance it looks easier than it is. They are really good opponents,” said Kastening about the German group rivals Qatar, Serbia and Algeria. “Nevertheless, the goal must be to go into the main round with zero minus points. Then something is possible.”

At the World Cup as an expert in action

Kastening will miss the finals in Poland and Sweden, which begin on Wednesday, due to a cruciate ligament rupture in April 2021. During the tournament he will be working as an expert for the Internet provider “Sportdeutschland.tv”. “The closer the event gets, the more it hurts to imagine that you could have been a part of the squad,” admitted Kastening. “But I had written off the World Cup at the time of the injury because I wanted to give myself ten months to come back to minimize the risk of re-injury, so it’s okay.”

After the World Cup, Kastening wants to attack again. “I’m on the right track and I hope to be back on the table in the near future. I’ve set myself the goal of playing again in the second half of the Bundesliga season,” he announced. “It doesn’t matter whether that will be in February or March.”

Source: Stern

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