The Icelandic national team in men’s handball lost against Germany 31:24 in a friendly handball game in Reykjavík yesterday. Iceland’s coach Aron Kristjánsson stated a bad period in the second half ruined the game—the score at half time was 11:11.
“The offensive play wasn’t good enough. We made too many technical mistakes and lacked shots from outside the field. Passing mistakes and poor shots resulted in them getting fast breaks. Consequently our defensive play dropped and it wasn’t until the end of the game that we managed to step it up in the offense,” Aron told mbl.is.
“We have been emphasizing the defense in the past days and the 6:0 defense was working for a long time. Then we changed to 3:2:1 defense and it didn’t work at all. We have to look into it. We weren’t making the right moves or working on what we wanted to,” Aron added.
Iceland will play another friendly with Germany today. Both teams are preparing for the World Championship in Qatar, which begins on January 15.