|Selected questions from our interview with captain Tarek Iko Eiben:
Talk us through the selection process for your team.
After the worlds in Japan, we wanted to start over with the team. So we had two try-out weekends in Berlin to evaluate the players, right after the second weekend the selection was made. We think we have selected a good mix of players with experience and fitness.
How has your team's season gone so far? What tournaments have you played?
In preparation of the ECBU, some of our players played Pagenello this year. Instead of playing further tournaments, we had a training camp to get the team prepared for Calafell.
Who do you think will be the big contenders for the title in your division?
That is a tough call, many teams emerged new for this tournament, so there is actually no reference how teams will compete to each other. I would guess that Spain and GB will have a strong team, but that's to show at the beach.