Meet The Pros: Blaž Janc
Celebrating the 2018 Men's Euro Handball Championship, we present some of the fighters playing in the hummel handball shoes during the tournament. Here, you can meet Slovenian player Blaž Janc!
Celebrating the 2018 Men’s Euro Handball Championship, we caught Slovenian player Blaž Janc, who – of course – is sponsored by hummel. He soars in hummel handball shoes during the Championship, and here the right wing talks about his handball idol, his biggest dream and the best part about international championships.
What is the most exciting thing about playing international championships like the 2018 Men's Euro Handball Championship?
Of course, the best thing is to wear the jersey of the national team. That is the best moment, and I am very proud when I play for Slovenia, my country.
What prompted you to play handball in the first place – and when was it?
The first time I played handball was in primary school. I was 9 years old and we had a handball in school – so I said I wanted to try handball. After that, I fell in love with handball and I really liked the sport.
When choosing a handball shoe, what’s the most important features for you?
Of course, the most important is that you feel good in the shoes. I really feel very good in hummel shoes. Also, they are very light, which I like – and hummel shoes look very nice!
Growing up as a younger player, who was your biggest idol? Who did you look up to or dream about playing with or against?
My idol is Luka Žvižej [Slovenian left wing player who played on the national team from 2001-2016]. When I came to [Slovenian club] RK Celje when I was 15 years old, Luke took me in and helped me with everything I needed. He was captain at the time, so he really helped me.
What would be your ultimate handball experience – something you haven’t yet achieved?
Of course, I want to take a medal at the Olympics – and win the club championship. These are my biggest dreams.