The Dutch hockey players will have in the next eleven months, a lot of homework to get to the Olympic Games in Tokyo to the gold-to-go. On Saturday, it was the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in Antwerp and ended up with the bronze.
The netherlands proved to be the consolation class in the best way by Germany with a 4-0 beating. Two days ago there was an embarrassing 4-3 defeat against Spain back in the semi-finals.
“It was just a spanking, it was two minutes before the time of 4-1.”, says the attacker, Jeroen Hertzberger, at Hockey.nl. “You have a certain sense of honor, and to show that it was an incident. That is, it is against Germany’s done a good job.”
“I am very pleased with the way we fought. Compared to the match against Spain, and the fight is really on a different level. It is a pity that there is such a huge difference in it,” said Prof.
Field hockey beat Germany and take the bronze at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, gold for Belgium
The orange will play in October in a play-off for olympic ticket
Orange, in Antwerp, has already been able to to qualify for the Olympic Games, but that’s the ticket, went to the european CHAMPIONSHIPS-winner in Belgium. In October, will play the Orange in a play-off for the one olympic ticket at an as-yet-unknown assailant, probably in Austria, Pakistan and China.
The netherlands, in Antwerp, will be dethroned as European champions and have the biggest hockeyland in the world to hold on to the last of the four major tournaments, in addition to the profit margin. “We’ll have to be after this tournament is self-critical and to realise that we are really in the tank for a good finishing position in Tokyo,” said Prof.
“None of us are going to be happy with less than gold at the Olympics. We can’t go there and hope it goes down well. Yes, we will be ready, and that it is self-enforcing.”
Jeroen Hertzberger after it won the consolation class at the Germany. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
Coach Caldas happy, honest and connected to the group
The biggest problem with hockey players, it is the changing of the level of the group. Or, as Dutch national team coach Max Caldas says: “Our basic need is not so much difference to know if all of Spain.”
“It’s not a game that many of the results involved, and not the game. While the results are almost always the result of the game,” said the Argentine coach.
The defeat in the semi-finals, which led to a discussion in the group. “Against Spain, we lost to ourselves,” it found Syrup. “That’s what we’ve discussed, and the conclusion was that we have our own game to have a look.”
I was a bit surprised Syrup is not that Orange in Germany, a lot easier on the day it came out. “It is not difficult to do with a fair, honest, and connected to a group to get things to turn around. This is the umpteenth time that we have after a minor pot right away again, well played.”
The performance of Orange will take over for eleven months, at the Play, constantly on a high level, need to be aware of Prof. “We played maybe twenty games to Tokyo, japan. Our potential is very high, we can be very, very good hockey. However, the lower bound must be like a rocket.”
The women of Orange, may, Sunday, all places for this year’s Olympic Games, with a win in the european CHAMPIONSHIP final against italy (16: 00).
The players of the Orange, and coach Syrup to thank for the general public. (Photo: Pro-Shots)