Nielsen: “It will be a Match Such as any other”
Despite being 21 yrs old, Emil Nielsen has recently grown to a goalkeeper of the high level. His performances haven’t gone undetected, and VELUX EHF FINAL4 2018 participants HBC Nantes’ve signed a contract with the younger keeper from Skjern Handbold.
When Skjern sponsor Nantes in a game that’s essential for both teams regarding development Last 16, on Sunday afternoon, Nielsen will face his team.
While Skjern are eighth and last together with six nantes are better off until the visit into western Denmark, sitting fifth in Group B with nine points.
“To me, that will probably be a game like every other says Nielsen. “My move into Nantes is still something that occurs after this season. ”
Nielsen is likely to replace Arnaud Siffert from the team, meaning he will partner up with international Cyril Dumoulin.
“I do not know whether I am first choice from the goalkeeper position when linking Nantes, however to be honest, this is not something I devote a lot of a thought at this time,” says Nielsen.
“I will think about this whenever I start there. Afterall, it is. It does not matter much if you ask me provided my team wins.
“I’m joining Nantes to develop further as a goalkeeper and to help Nantes take the next thing towards the global shirt,” claims that the talented keeper, who’s currently sharing time in the Skjern goal with yet another nationwide team player: Icelandic veteran Björgvin Pall Gustavsson.
“I’ve learned a lot from him. He is extremely experienced, and he is always there with a piece of advice. ”
Nielsen is seen with individuals as Denmark’s second national team goalkeeper .
“” I believe that you must ask coach Nikolaj Jacobsen which question. I realise that I’m against three of the greatest goalkeepers in the world — Niklas Landin, Jannick Green and Kevin Møller — however I’m certain that my time goes,” he says.
Two wins could be sufficient
Where these were expunged with, coincidentally, Nantes, with Skjern, Nielsen reached the quarterfinal of this VELUX EHF Champions League last season. They never have earned points, to say the very least, although this season, the Rockets champions had a excellent start to the Champions League.
Therefore, they may need to acquire their last three set matches to be sure to go into the knockout point for another year in succession.
“Maybe two wins, away against Motor Zaporozhye and at home against Celje, can do, however I shall definitely not eliminate the possibility that individuals are able to spring a surprise on Sunday,” says Emil Nielsen, for all that Nantes is already an extremely wellknown opponent.
From the Quarterfinals of the Champions League last year, Nantes qualified for the VELUX EHF FINAL4 Because of a 33:27 triumph in the home and a 27:27 draw in Skjern. Skjern could actually keep the match close until well into the next half, although the very first meeting between the two clubs this season ended for Nantes with a 35:27 home success.
“Our two defeats against Nantes are away. At homewe have a draw the last time, and I do not see why we’d not be able to do at least once again.
“Compared to the autumn, where we lost a set of matches in the Champions League as well as a few from the league, we’ve got Bjarte Myrhol and Rene Rasmussen back from injury, and I can already see that we have profited from becoming two such important players back,” says Nielsen.
“I think that gives basis for optimism in the Champions League at the same time, and We’ve won our first three games after the winter break in the league obviously. ”
Nielsen points at two key factors ahead of Sunday’s match.
“Now we all need to run a lot together with them, and then our defence will need to be very compact.They involve some awesome backs and a excellent line participant that works brilliantly with their play maker, so it’ll be essential to us really work in our defence, also, we will obviously require some saves in goal.
“The team that wins the goalkeeper duel is very likely to become the winner of the game too,” concludes Nielsen.