“Enjoying towards Landin, my idol, an unimaginable second”

Referred to as for the primary time within the France group for the October matches towards Latvia and Italy, even when he didn’t come into play, the Montpellier goalkeeper Charles Bolzinger savors at 21 years previous he who, there just a few months, was nonetheless evolving in N1. Interview carried out for Handball Journal and Le Quotidien du Sport.

FIRST SPORT

“Judo, however I used to be actually small. Then I began handball at 7-8 years previous. »

FIRST CLUB

“Frontignan Thau Handball from the age of 8 to 14 years previous. Then I went to Montpellier for a 12 months, then I got here again to Frontignan for a 12 months earlier than returning to Montpellier for good. It was in Frontignan that I found this sport. A household membership, high for younger folks, with coaches who’ve seen me develop. I made lifelong pals there. »

FIRST POST

” Guardian ! I did not actually wish to run (laughs). Again then there have been three halves and I may solely do two in purpose, so I used to be left-back, however it wasn’t wonderful. The coaches in a short time noticed that it was not my forte. »

FIRST COACH WHO COUNTED

“Mohamed Boudiaf who was in Frontignan and who takes care of the Karabatic programs. Momo was robust, there have been tough moments, he was at all times behind me pushing me, however he actually noticed potential in me and he gave me a variety of approach in purpose. With the internships, I used to be capable of meet nice goalkeepers like Danijel Saric or folks like Boro Golic who’ve a high view of goalkeepers. »

FIRST MEMORY OF HAND

“France-Croatia in Croatia in 2009. There was suspense, stress, strain from a complete public. To grab a victory like that (24-19 within the World Cup ultimate, Editor’s observe), it is magnificent and it made me wish to know that sooner or later. »

FIRST MATCH IN PRO

“June 6, 2019, in StarLigue, for the final match of Vincent Gérard, Michael Guigou and Vid Kavtichnik with Montpellier (32-23 towards Pontault-Combault, Editor’s observe). In Bougnol, it was full from full. The gamers had given me an terrible haircut. I had performed three minutes and I had made a save! »

FIRST TITLE

“French nationwide champion underneath 18 with Montpellier in 2018. Earlier than that, there was certainly a Hérault Cup underneath 14 within the division with Frontignan… (smile)”

FIRST ISSUE

“The twelfth. I had picked up a sweater from a Frontignan participant by means of my father and it was quantity 12. The goalkeepers, we regularly have the 1, the 12 or the 16 and the 12 I like. I additionally had it within the France youth group. This 12 months, it is my quantity, however I additionally solely have 99, 96, 97…”

FIRST IDOL

“Niklas Landin. Identical physique kind. He has a presence and a category that make him a really stunning participant to observe. When he exploded with Denmark, I actually realized that I wished to be a high athlete. I watched lots of of better of his for inspiration. I used to be attempting to goalie like him. I nonetheless watch it at the moment and I had the possibility to play towards him twice final season within the Champions League. An unimaginable second. After we performed in Kiel, in a legendary room, and he was in entrance of me, I virtually could not play (sic). Nikola Karabatic was additionally an idol and it nonetheless is at the moment. He’s somebody who marked our sport. His dad was my godfather, my father was a physiotherapist on the Frontignan membership and Branko was then the membership’s coach and our mothers labored on the retirement residence and with the ability to hearken to Niko’s anecdotes at residence, that was essentially an instance greater than lastly an idol. »

FIRST INJURY

“A hamstring coaching with the France group in 2017.”

“Lazarov’s penalty, I wished to cease it at the very least as soon as in my life and I ended it! »

FIRST INTERVIEW

“On the membership’s web site once I signed my professional contract similtaneously Arthur Lenne. We had simply signed our contract, we went as much as the headquarters, it was good. My dad retains every thing that seems on me. We now have a bunch with my brothers and my mother and father, my brother did the hope middle and a 12 months within the middle, however he favored research and all of the articles are there. My father can also be a subscriber to the newspaper! (laughs)”

FIRST TRANSFER

“From Frontignan to Montpellier. I knew that to maneuver ahead I needed to depart. Montpellier was the massive membership within the area so it was pure to signal there. It was in all probability a bit too early, that is why I got here again to Frontignan to search out pleasure in taking part in with my pals. In Montpellier, it was sophisticated. I used to be nonetheless at school at Frontignan, so I needed to trip by prepare 3 times every week. The extent was additionally a lot increased. Mentally, I used to be not able to take the leap. Bodily, both. »

FIRST SALARY WITH THE HAND

“With the coaching middle, we have been paid, however these have been expense stories, not a wage. My first actual wage was final 12 months with my professional contract. »

FIRST FRIEND IN THE HAND

“I’m obliged to quote a number of of them. Marnie Valette who’s now captain of the Nantes Neptunes in Nationwide 1. Maxime Benque, Thomas Couchoux, Luc Tabarracci and Matéo Brice. They’re childhood pals. As quickly as they will come to matches, they arrive. »

FIRST TIME CONFUSED WITH SOMEONE

” With my dad ! We now have the identical thoughts. On the participant stage, I used to be in contrast with Daniel Saric who performed at Barça and Marin Sego once I was youthful. What’s loopy is that I performed with him! However hey, I attempt to do Charles Bolzinger and it’ll already be excellent (laughs). »

FIRST TIME IN FRANCE TEAM

“In 2017, within the French junior group. I take note my first Marseillaise. I had felt a variety of shivers, a variety of feelings… It was sturdy. In October, I used to be referred to as for the primary time within the nice

French group. It was sturdy even when I stayed within the stands. Sharing the week with this group was fantastic. Nonetheless, I hope there might be a subsequent time and that I might be on the pitch. »

FIRST OPPONENT WHO IMPRESSED YOU

“The Kiel group. Enjoying there, towards the Kielers, it was sturdy and I clearly noticed the distinction in stage, all of the work that needed to be executed and it was sophisticated to play, I could not focus. It is undoubtedly my dream membership after Montpellier! I’d do something to play there. »

FIRST GOAL SCORED

“I scored one with the France U20 group and one other in N1 with Montpellier. However that is not likely my specialty. I am not going to take myself for Rémi Desbonnet! (laughs)”

FIRST PENALTY STOPPED

“Within the Coupe de la Ligue (towards Nantes on December 18, 2021, defeat 26-27, Editor’s observe), two in the identical match, towards two legends; Kiril Lazarov and Valero Rivera. Lazarov’s penalty, I’ve seen it so many instances on TV that I solely scored on that one. It was the shoot I wished to give up at the very least as soon as in my life and I give up it! Ultimately, we misplaced, it was very arduous, however that second will stay phew towards two guys I’ve watched all my life on TV. »

FIRST PASTI

“There weren’t many. The primary was on Dylan Garain in Dunkirk final season (26-31 on February 13, 2022, Editor’s observe). »

FIRST MATCH IN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

“The primary time I performed was towards Vardar Skopje in Bougnol final season (25-28 defeat on February 16, 2022, Editor’s observe). I had an excellent first interval by stopping the cooing of a legend, Timur Dibirov. »

FIRST AUTOGRAPH

“To Niko! Me, the primary one I gave, it was throughout my first within the France group. Youngsters had descended on the sector. It is bizarre (smile). »

FIRST NAME

“My mother referred to as me Loulou (smile). Right this moment is Charlie for the supporters. »

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