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Caldas proud of ‘exceptional performance’ hockey players after winning the european CHAMPIONSHIP-final

Caldas proud of ‘exceptional performance’ hockey players after winning the european CHAMPIONSHIP-final

Max Caldas is extremely proud of his team after the 4-2 victory in Belgium on Sunday in the final of the european CHAMPIONSHIP hockey. The coach of the Netherlands called the victory entirely deserved.

“This is a special performance of the team,” said the visibly emotional coach at the NIS. “This makes me very, very proud. I go there almost crying.”

The netherlands suffered Monday in the group stage a clear 5-0 defeat against Belgium and was in the finals halfway through with 2-0 behind. By four goals in the second half grip Orange still the victory.

“The drive and the experience were impressive today,” concluded the coach. “The best team won today. We are the obvious winner. We all knew this it was and it is great that we now show it also.”

Hockey players beat Belgium in european CHAMPIONSHIP final

Mirco Pruijser is blissfully happy after the Netherlands at 2-2.
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Valentin Verga trying to get everything in focus at Orange.
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Billy Bakker tap the ball away for his opponent.
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Belgium celebrates the 2-0 of Charlier.
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Max Caldas is proud and elated after the victory in the european CHAMPIONSHIP final.
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The netherlands, close to the european CHAMPIONSHIP with the grand prize.
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Caldas also had after the oorwassing in the group stage in the hope the European title will not let go. “Even when we were not the lesser team. But Belgium was just very effective.”

“Today, I in the rest for a few minor things adjusted. I knew that if we up the pace of the could bring it, Belgium would not be able to keep up. And so it was.”

After Robbert Kemperman and Mirco Pruyser Orange alongside had brought, made of Mink van der Weerden in the last quarter for the lead. The decision came in the final minute of the stick of Pruyser, who is top scorer of the tournament.

The Dutch hockey players are fourth in the world ranking. Belgium is number two, behind reigning olympic champion Argentina.

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