Julian Köster: “In the long term, I want to play in the interior block”

While Köster with the DHB team with the course in Kamen-Kaiserau, the former European champion Hendrik Pekeler reported in the “Kiel News” from a call of the national trainer. Alfred Gislason had called him after the resignation of Patrick Wiencek, said the pro of the THW Kiel. But he “stay with me that I pause once,” the 30-year-old closed a comeback at the German handhookers for the time being.

He hold “the path taken to lift young players to an international level, too for right,” said Pekeler: “There is a lot of talent.”

The statement also applies to Julian Köster, who sat down at the EM in January first highlights and wants to further raise his level. “In the long term, I want to play in the interior block – whether in the home club or in the national team,” said the second league professional of the VfL Gummersbach on his 22nd birthday. Especially in the defense, the team of Gislason has to rebuild.

But it should also be clear that there will still need time until he was on the level of Wienncek or Pekeler, Köster adopted: “If I can do it at all.” For this he work hard every day, the 2,01-meter-hunes attached.

Currently he prepares itself with the national team in Kamen-Kaiseraau on the international matches against Hungary on Saturday (16.15 clock) in Gummersbach and on Sunday (5:15 pm) in Kassel. Köster’s anticipation of the “double” home game in Gummersbach is of course very big.

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