At the Under-18 World Championship, Czech hockey players want to forget Saturday 1:11 defeat with Russia as soon as possible, learn from mistakes and prepare to fight Canada in the quarter-finals on Monday. Defender Jerry Teshak and striker Jakob Altrichter agreed that the team would completely withdraw in the final performance in the starting group B of the match, which had so far brought him four points in the tournament and in a duel with Finland and the USA until the end of the match. Hope to win.
“We want to forget about the match. We avoid the mistakes we made and improve in everything. We will be ready for the quarter-finals. We want to win over Canada and show our game, which we presented here except for today,” Teshak said. After the Saturday duel.
Only the Swedes with Canada suffered a bigger loss in the tournament 1:12 and for the Czechs it was historically the biggest defeat in this category at a World Cup. Teshak described, “It was definitely not fun. We went to the match with a goal that we didn’t get. There were sharp words, they were badly needed.
The Russians were not satisfied with the 6: 1 lead after the two-thirds and added five more goals in the final quarter. “The Russians were definitely more ready and hungry for goals,” added the Kladno defender. “We did not play our game. If we follow it, it will look completely different.”
“We didn’t play what we said in the locker room from the start. They were on a horse, and we couldn’t get out. But we had some good lanes where we had to at least score a goal, but it just didn’t work,” he said. Altrichter match.
He believes the Czechs will perform completely differently against Canada. “We can turn it into better play. I think it won’t have consequences, we will go to the next game with a clear head. After this match we will draw a thick line and go to the way we played the previous games. We have to go to Canada. Get ready and we want to win.”