Julien Meyer, goalkeeper of C’Chartres Métropole Handball: “At this time in my life, I need to find my roots”

“I am very happy with the work I have done, with my personal development on a handballistic and human level. With Toni (Girona, the coach) and Nebojsa (Stojinovic, the goalkeeping coach), I became aware of the importance of the role of goalkeeper in a group, and not just on the pitch. I’m happy with the pair I form with Nebo (Grahovac), we’re always present. Afterwards, the figures, the stats, it’s not my thing, it’s for the spectators and the press! Everything is not quantifiable, you can bring things that cannot be seen. My assessment here is positive, even if I made the decision to leave.

The departure to Switzerland of Julien Meyer, goalkeeper of C’Chartres MHB, goes badly at the club

By coming here, I needed to prove to myself that I was capable of doing well, and to return confidence when it was given to me. I was looking for personal fulfillment in terms of playing time. When you put in the effort and you can’t express yourself, it’s difficult. It is often said that maturity comes late for a goalkeeper, but you have to play to have maturity! I find what I came for. With Nebojsa (Stojinovic), I passed a milestone in the rigor of the work, in the vision of my position. It goes beyond sportsmanship. He also allowed me to become even more of a “man” and I have enormous respect for him. He made me regain my self-confidence, he adapted to me and not the other way around. It is the virtue of a great man. »

His departure at the end of the season

“I need a certain balance in life, which is not just about handball. There are other things that drive me. Some need to be focused on their performance, I need to feed on things around. And here, I struggled to gather the elements necessary for my balance, my well-being and that of those around me. Even if it is much better today. It took me a while to find the activities that make sense to me, the vegetable garden, beekeeping… These things that I adore.

At this point in my life, I need to find my roots. We have a child, we will soon have a second, something attracts me there. I am a very intuitive person, I listen to my senses a lot. I don’t want to tell myself one day that I missed something.

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High level sport can take you up very high and down very quickly. So I need to stay grounded in simple things. This departure is a personal decision, but shared. The timing of the announcement may have come as a surprise, but in Switzerland, there are transfer periods, and communication is done in an uncontrolled way. The concern of the Chartres leaders was that I could no longer do anything. But I quickly demonstrated that this career choice would not change my investment. »

Julien Meyer, future goalkeeper of C’Chartres MHB: “I’m taking the wave of dynamism”

Choosing to go to Switzerland

“It could have been anywhere, but I liked the Schaffhausen project. Switzerland is a gateway to Germany, and it’s very hard to go from France to Germany. I’m Alsatian, I was born with this culture, it’s in my DNA, and playing in the Bundesliga one day is a goal. In Schaffhausen, I also have the virtual certainty of playing Europe, even if I am sure that Chartres will also succeed. And then there’s all the environment I need to perform. The place, the culture, my roots. At this point in my life, I need to find my roots. We have a child, we will soon have a second, something attracts me there. I am a very intuitive person, I listen to my senses a lot. I don’t want to tell myself one day that I missed something. »

The french team

“Yes, I’m thinking about it. A return seems possible, even if it depends on the choice of the coach and his vision of the team. I think I have demonstrated that I have matured and degraded in many areas. Maybe I needed to get over this before I was ever seen again. I try to be attached to the France team without being too attached, because it doesn’t just depend on me. The only way to get back there is to perform in a club. You have to take things in order, work well on a daily basis to have the honor of representing your country. But it will always be in my head. I take the example of Yann (Genty): it happened very late for him, very early for me. This is not a step from the truth. »

Romain Leger

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