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Caldas reproach hockey players nothing after hard defeat against Belgium

Caldas reproach hockey players nothing after hard defeat against Belgium

Coach Max Caldas was remarkably mild for the Dutch hockey players after the heavy defeat (0-5) against Belgium at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in their own country.

According to the born Argentinian is Orange in Amstelveen, just the final. “This can happen. But we’re really still three matches to play,” he said after the defeat at the NOS.

Belgium appeared at virtually every level better than Orange. The ‘Red Lions’ jumps much better with the chances and had in Vincent Vanasch a goalkeeper in top form. He kept his goal clean, in spite of ten strafcorners against.

Despite the defeat has Orange everything is still in their own hands. Caldas complimented his players even. “They have continued to fight and until the last day we have opportunities to know, to create. That we have done well. It was not our day what it finishing. But here we are only stronger.”

Hockey players lose to Belgium

The Dutch hockey players have a hard lost to Belgium 0-5.
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Joy at a new Belgian hit.
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Disappointment for Oranje after a Belgian hit.
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The emotions were sometimes high on the Dutch hockey players.
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Despite the defeat it was Caldas with confidence.
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According to Caldas there is enough to learn from the loss pulled. “We are perhaps a little too quietly started. Only if there is a backlog, we are going to turn on. Therefore, we walked behind the facts.”

The netherlands Wednesday, in the latest groepsduel revenge names. At a victory, is Orange ‘just’ in the semi-finals.

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