“It was a fast and good game. So far in the tournament Finland has been a strong opponent for us. We found our way and played better. Unfortunately it was not enough, but the performance went in the right direction. We have to build,” Corbinian Holzer analyzed. SPORT1.
The last confirmation – especially in the attack zone – is missing, so the defender.
“The Finns did a good job, bothered to build us up. It left us to play our fastest game. They also blocked a lot of shots. We only had 13 shots, and then it’s hard for you to get it. Holzer equalized with a 1-1 draw against Finland in the minute.
Holzer is ahead after the bankruptcy of Finland
This is already the second defeat in a row for the DEP team, which started with three wins at the World Cup. Nonetheless: “We haven’t changed much, we see it from game to game.
This was an unfortunate defeat against Kazakhstan. “We should have got points there. We took a step in the right direction against Finland and grew further.”
Of course, the disappointment after the defeat against the world champion was huge. But the German team quickly turned their attention to the future: “It’s a fast paced tournament with many games in a short period of time. You have to bring your emotions from game to game. It will not be any different tomorrow,” Holzer said.
He added: “We got off to a good start in the tournament. We need to secure a good starting position with nine points. We have two more tough games. Against Latvia, the spectators will be allowed again. It will be exciting again. We will go out and play our game well and then advance to the quarterfinals. We have a good chance to move forward. “
Germany challenged the United States
The next German opponent is the United States. “They’ve played the best World Cup ever. It’s important to find our strengths and put our game on the ice,” Holzer explained. (Ice Hockey World Cup 2021, Group B: Germany – USA, Live from 3pm on Monday SPORT1 On free TV and live stream)
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The 33-year-old clarified what this is all about: “You can see a team is on the ice. They come with speed, they have good guys in defense and attack. They don’t have a superstar. It’s going to be a tough game, we have to use our chances to face it and be consistent in the back. Should be. “
Until then, “It’s important we get back. We’ll hit again tomorrow. Then it’s all about that and scoring points.”