Henrik Toft Hansen: 'Repeat the performance'

On Sunday evening, Paris Saint-Germain Handball take on Montpellier in the Coupe de France quarters. Henrik Toft Hansen gave us his thoughts on the match and explained that he is hoping for a repeat of the result in the Lidl Starligue (24-32). The Rouge et Bleu pivot also spoke about his first months with the club and his becoming a World Champion with Denmark in January.

Psg.fr: On Sunday, you take on Montpellier. Will it be a difficulté match to play just three days after facing Nantes (25-32)?

Henrik Toft Hansen: It will be tough for sure... We have a lot of tough matches to play at the moment, but it's great to be playing this kind of matches. We turned inn excellent performance in Montpellier in our league clash... I had never won there before. I hope we can repeat the performance, as this is a very important match for us.

You arrived at Paris in the summer. How do you feel?

I feel great! Yep lay good handball. Off the court, I try to see a few things in the city when I have a bit of free time. It's really magnificent! I would like to see more of it - it's very big! So far I have a had an excellent few months here. I'm developing as a handball and also as a person.

You must be looking forward to winning your first tile with your new team...
My personal ambition - and that of the club - is to win as many titles as possible. We have a very good team and we have chances to win a title very soon in the Coupe de la Ligue. This second half of the season is very difficult... We have important matches all the time, be it in France or in the Velux EHF Champions League. If we do our work, anything is possible.

How was it wining the World Cup?

It was a fantastic month! We were laying at home, so it was that much better. The whole country was behind us and we played well in all our matches. It was a magnificent experience, and to top it off, we won the gold medal, so we really couldn't have hoped for better.

Check out our interview with Henrik Toft Hansen on video.

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