Critical Caldas know that hockey players ‘in the tank’ against England
Coach Max Caldas was Wednesday, relieved that the Dutch hockey players their favorietenstatus against Austrians waarmaakten and as group winners managed to qualify for the semi-finals of the european CHAMPIONSHIP.
Orange took a 6-0 tremendously in the Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen. “A good pot”, analyzes of Caldas for the camera of the NOS. “Already had more in her.”
By the convincing victory in the final group competition the Netherlands on goal difference, as the winner of the group A through to the last four. Belgium was second after a surprising defeat against Spain.
For the group’s profit was Orange at first with Austria and the supernatural. That was no simple task, according to Caldas. “We knew beforehand that we the game had to make. There is a difference between Austria and the Netherlands, and that difference, we had to apply.”
“We may not say that they are stubborn, but we had to do everything yourself and that’s difficult for a team,” said Caldas, who was pleased with the game of Orange.
Still, he watches for euphoria after the resounding victory. “If you lose you also do things well, as we have done against Belgium, and if you win you also do things less well. So we remain critical, we stay quiet.”
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In the semi-final showdown awaits Friday a meeting with England. That is no easy task for the defending champion, knows Caldas. “A tough, typical English, team with a physical game.”
The netherlands played in the run-up two times against the British. At the end of June in the Hockey World League was a 2-0 win, and at the beginning of this month, England pulverized in a practice duel in Barcelona.
“Those were two totally different pots. Two weeks ago, everything fell with us good. It was 9-1, but that was not the correct ratio. So I think we have to bake.”
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