The absolute championship favorite in the volleyball Bundesliga is Recycling Volleys Berlin.
Despite the apparent overwhelming power, the WWK Volleys Herrsching pay off a bit during their guest appearance on Saturday in the federal capital.
- In the first few years in the volleyball Bundesliga, people just wanted to enjoy the away games in Berlin. In the meantime, however, the demands have changed significantly. “We're figuring out something. We're going to Berlin to win. ”Max Hauser, trainer of the WWK Volleys Herrsching, looks aggressively at the guest appearance at the still unbeaten Berlin Recycling Volleys on Saturday, 5.30 pm (live on sportdeutschland.tv).
The Berliners (Hauser: “The top favorite for the championship”) have been the ultimate in German volleyball for several years.
The capitals have dominated the Bundesliga since 2012.
During this time they won a total of eight championship titles, only in 2015 they had to give way to the former series champion VfB Friedrichshafen.
This year, too, most experts have Berlin at the top of their betting slip.
"You have the best squad," said Hauser in the big Merkur interview before the season.
“From the budget, from the depth and breadth of the squad”, none of them can hold a candle to Coach Cedric Enard's team.
For Herrsching's trainer Max Hauser, Berlin has the best squad
This season the Berlin Recycling Volleys have revamped their already strong squad. The bustling manager Kaweh Niroomand piloted the Argentine Olympic bronze medalist Santiago Danani to the capital. But the star of the team is still Sergej Grankin. The 36-year-old Russian (nickname "Granisimo") has been making his mark on the capital city club's game for almost two years. In the easy 3-0 win against TSV Haching Munich on Wednesday, the Berliners could even afford the luxury of going easy on Grankin.
There is a question mark behind Benjamin Patch in Berlin.
The diagonal attacker had to pass against Friedrichshafen and Haching because of a cold.
If the American jumper is not fit, Marek Sotola is an equally strong backup.
The 21-year-old Czech crowned his strong performances against Friedrichshafen and Haching with the MVP award.
The WWK Volleys Herrsching have to do without their injured captain Tim Peter
As expected, Tim Peter will not belong to the Herrschinger travel group. The captain fails with a torn hamstring. In the training sessions during the week, Hauser noticed an enormous amount of enthusiasm among the rest of the players. “We train very hard, we train well. I also have the feeling that we are getting better. ”Especially Jonas Kaminski and Iven Ferch, who have not really gotten a chance this season, did their best. Ferch is currently number three in the middle block behind Luuc van der Ent and Dorde Ilic. "He made a lot of steam," says Hauser about a 2.08 meter man. Kaminski, who is a substitute behind Samuel Jeanlys on the diagonal, is also allowed to make more than a few tactical substitutions. Due to the loss of captain Peter, Kaminski is also an option on the outside lane.
Also because Laurenz Welsch, who has double rights, is not going to the capital with you.
The 18-year-old Breitbrunner is supposed to shoot TSV Mühldorf (there he has the first game right) into the round of 16 of the DVV Cup on Sunday.
The Mühldorfer receive the league rivals Blue Volleys Gotha.
The winner of this game will host the WWK Volleys Herrsching on November 6th.
Not only Libero Ferdinand Tille is hoping for a Mühldorf victory.
"On the one hand, the journey would be much shorter, and on the other hand there would be a duel against my brother Leonhard."