«jun 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
272829303112
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
1234567
«jul 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930311234
567891011
«aug 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2930311234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930311
2345678
«sep 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2627282930311
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30123456
«oct 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
30123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031123
45678910
«nov 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
2345678
«dec 2019»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
«jan 2020»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
3456789
«feb 2020»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
272829303112
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
2425262728291
2345678
«mar 2020»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
2425262728291
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
«apr 2020»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930123
45678910
«may 2020»
MOTUWETHFRSASU
27282930123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
1234567
AlbaniaAndorraArmeniaAustriaAzerbaijanBelgiumBosnia HerzegovinaBelarusBulgariaCroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkSpainEstoniaFaroe IslandsFinlandFranceGreat BritainGeorgiaGermanyGreeceHungaryIrelandIcelandIsraelItalyKosovoLatviaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMoldovaNorth MacedoniaMaltaMontenegroMonacoNetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSloveniaSerbiaSwitzerlandSlovakiaSwedenTurkeyUkraine
 
EnglandScotland
Other EHF Sites 

10.04.2019, 10:30
Groot and Lagarde claim EHF Player of March awards
«Go back »Print Version


NEWS REPORT: While Romain Lagarde won the Player of the Month trophy for the first time in his career, Nycke Groot collects her second, after winning it in December 2016
 

Groot and Lagarde claim EHF Player of March awards

The business end of Europe’s top club competitions is coming into focus and players are under the spotlight now more than ever, with a key game being the difference between a successful or disappointing season.

There was no shortage of drama in the EHF competitions in March and the panel of correspondents throughout Europe had their work cut out to nominate the EHF Player of the Month for March.

However, winners were found and the laurels go to Romain Lagarde on the men’s side, while Györ playmaker Nycke Groot was the chosen one among the top women.

“I do not know if my month was that good”

Groot, 30, is in her last season for Györ, after plying her trade for the Hungarian side for the past three seasons.

The Dutch playmaker, who had already received the Player of the Month award in December 2016, was one of Györ’s most consistent players in March, scoring 17 times in the Women’s EHF Champions League.

Yet Groot still has both feet on the ground and stayed humble.

“I do not know if my month was that good, but it is an honour to receive this award. I am very good from a mental point of view and I am very motivated to pursue my goals this season,” said the 30-year old playmaker.

Groot scored seven times for Györ in the title holder’s 29:28 win in the first leg of the quarter-finals against Odense HC, the club she will play for from this summer.

“It was a strange game, stranger than I predicted, I did enjoy playing, but after the game I felt quite strange. However, I want to end my stint in Györ on a high and win the trophy once again,” added Groot.

The Dutch player is also nominated for the playmaker position in the Women’s EHF Champions League All-star team.

“Winning the trophy again would be awesome and having my name thrown in the mix for the All-star team is also nice,” concluded Groot.

Lagarde rediscovering top form

Just a month after celebrating his 22nd birthday, Romain Lagarde was elected EHF Player of March. The HBC Nantes left-back scored a combined thirteen goals in the two legs of the VELUX EHF Champions League Last 16, securing the French side a ticket to the quarter-finals.

“I am very happy to be elected, that is not something I expected. I am coming back in full form after a couple of injuries, I am picking up on where I left off last season,” he explains.

“Playing against my future club was a little bit special but I tried not to think about it. The atmosphere in the arena in Nantes for the return leg helped me to clear my mind.”

Big things lie ahead for Romain Lagarde, as he will be on board this week with France, with two EHF EURO 2020 qualification games against Portugal. And two weeks later, he and Nantes will take on Barcelona for a ticket to the VELUX EHF FINAL4.

“We are not favourites, but we have nothing to lose. As long as there’s a chance, we’ll play it 100%” concludes the young player, looking forward to taking on some of his French teammates who play in Barcelona.

EHF Player of the Month – March 2019

Men
1. Romain Lagarde (FRA) – HBC Nantes
2. Jannik Kohlbacher (GER) – Rhein-Neckar Löwen
3. Mirko Alilovic (CRO) – MOL-Pick Szeged
4. Alex Dujshebaev Dobivacheva (ESP) – PGE Vive Kielce
5. Andre Schmid (SUI) - Rhein-Neckar Löwen

Women
1. Nycke Groot (NED) – Györi Audi ETO KC
2. Xenia Smits (GER) – Metz Handball
3. Anna Sen (RUS) – Rostov-Don
4. Ana Gros (SLO) – Brest Bretagne Handball
5. Stine Oftedal (NOR) – Györi Audi ETO KC


TEXT: Kevin Domas, Adrian Costeiu / cor
 
Share
CONTACT FORM