Frankfurt/Main, Germany - Ten days before the beginning of the European
Championship on Sept. 5 in Germany, the German national team captain Stefan Hübner is
on track to reach his full potential, the German news agency pps reported. Hübner was plagued with injury during the World League and was only able to
compete in one international match against Tunisia this season but he faced a
tough test this weekend in the Four Nations tournament in Poland.
"I am happy with my block and with my attacking ability but I must improve my
service,” said the 28-year-old after his return to Germany.
"Stefan played well, but it was obvious that he is missing competition
practice and clearly he was missing something with his service,“ said co- trainer Ulf Quell. "After a long break through injury Stefan has improved his blocking and
we will see that his attacking and his speed will also improve,” the trainer
The next few training days and the two matches against Olympic
champions Serbia and Montenegro in Trier (Aug 30-31) will allow him to develop
his full potential, according to the trainer.
In the four nations tournament Germany lost against Poland and the Netherlands but defeated
"We played badly against the Netherlands, but it was ok against the other
teams,“ Hübner said. “ We are steadily improving."