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Granollers (VG) (Denmark-Spain 35-28) has been named the best goalkeeper in the European Championship twice. 32-year-old Sandra Toft cried after her first medal at an international seniors’ championship.
– Of course there were some tears. I’ve been waiting for this medal for many years, says Toft Said to VG Questions.
I feel better than I usually do when I come home from the tournament. I debuted in 2008 and this is my first medal. She describes it as very good to have.
At half past five in the evening, the Norwegian girls will meet France in the World Cup final. You can watch the match on TV3 And follow up on VG Live.
The Danish girls have rarely been able to shake off the disappointment after the last dream shattered. Recently during the European Championships at home in Herning last year, they suffered a crushing loss to upset Croatia in the Bronze Final. In total, the Whites and Reds have lost six of their eight Bronze Finals since 1995, according to Danish TV 2.
But at the Granollers, things went differently, the Danish girls got to their knees after a bitter 22-23 loss to Olympic-winning France on Friday. But soon he took the initiative against the host country Spain.
“We have grown up and happily learned our many mistakes, and we are now on the podium,” says Sandra Toft.
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Larvik goalkeeper was good in goal and in the future he was good for Kristina Jorgensen and her partners. Denmark led by 16-13 in the second half.
In the second half, the captain of Denmark continued to show who is the leader on the field. Toft saved a penalty, among other things. After the match, she was awarded the title of best in the field.
The Danish girls celebrated and finally took a group photo. Toft held his shirt in tears Mia Raj, who sustained a knee injury at the World Cup premiere against Tunisia on December 2nd.
The Spaniards tried to put the most offensive defense in the World Cup, but the Danish girls easily played for scoring opportunities. Both Louise Burgaard (7 goals) and Anne-Mette Hansen (6 goals) scored almost all of their shots.
– I think we were fu…..good, as Toft describes.
Thus, they could unleash bronze jubilation.
– I feel touched. It’s hard work culminating today, Catherine Hendall tells TV3.
– It’s great and shows how much we are a group. We believe in each other and in the concept we have agreed upon. This is just the beginning.
Describing the strong unit in the Danish team, she developed a close friendship with her teammate Louise Burgaard.
It’s hard for people to understand what we’re experiencing together. There are a lot of ups and downs. What we go through together makes the friendship stronger. I am happy to have such a good friend in the team. Once we get older, we can sit back and remember all the experiences we had together.
The Danish girls won their first medal since the World Cup in Serbia eight years ago. Even then, it was the bronze – the only medal for Denmark after their heyday which finished with their third consecutive Olympic gold and European Championship silver in 2004.
Now Jesper Jensen has put together a Danish team that has moved up significantly after a disappointing ninth place during the World Cup in Japan two years ago. On a daily basis, Jensen is the club coach in Esbjerg for Henny Rystad and several players for the Norway national team.
Next season, Nora Mork will also train and play under the Danish national team manager.
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