Returning to the team after ten days of training, he immediately scored the goal. “I felt very good. I was expecting it to be a lot worse. When the boys scored the first substitution goal, it seemed to me that we were setting the pace. We played a lot with the ball, which made it a lot easier for me than when we played,” Radell said. With a team you still have to chase the disc somewhere.”
However, he didn’t want to comment too much on the performance by persuading the coaches to put him in Thursday’s semi-final battle against the Finns. “I dare not guess at all, because I am not very good at guessing,” the 30-year-old striker shook his head.
2021 Ice Hockey World Championships
The World Hockey Championship is underway From May 21 to June 6 in Latvia. Riga hosts all group stage and qualifier matches. The Czech team advanced from Group A from third place, and in the quarter-finals it plays with Finland, which is defending the gold medal. The Czechs will try to improve fourth place.
After the match with the team in Riga, he moved between the training hall and the hotel, where he spent most of his time. “You could say I was here on such a trip. A sightseeing tour through one window directed straight into Riga,” he grinned. He wasted his time reading books, for example, but slowly escaped.
Lukasz Radel, wearing his gear, heads for the bus.
Czech hockey, Jan Benes
“It’s been a long time, this year’s World Cup is very different from the previous one. The only place we can get to is either in the winter or such a small fence in front of the hotel. But that’s just the way it is,” says the veteran winger, who jumped alongside With Hansel and Smicale in the third formation.
The Czechs succeeded in achieving the last duel in the group and finished third in the standings. Their main quarter-final opponent will be the Finns on Thursday, the second team in Group B. “We have seven games in our tournament. He reminded Radel before the match that he will show the day after tomorrow how prepared we are,” which will either guide the Czech team into a fight for medals or take away his dream altogether. It will be a tough match with the Finns. He must win.”