Former head coach of the Russian national hockey team Vladimir Plushev expressed doubts about the team’s victory at the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing. His words lead “Championship.com”.
“Our team just has a poor game in attack. You can console yourself with hopes that with such a game we will win, ”he appreciated the work of the hockey players. Plushev noted that Denmark and Switzerland, which the Russians beat with a minimum score, are not Sweden, Canada or Finland.
Plyushchev stressed that after two victorious matches, the team should not relax and assume that all tasks have already been completed. “But what are our tasks? Olympic gold? They don’t smell yet, ”the former coach shared.
On February 11, the Russian team reached the quarterfinals of the tournament ahead of schedule. This came after the Czech Republic ended in a regular time draw against Switzerland. Thus, no team in Group A will be able to get ahead of the Russians. The last match of the preliminary stage against the Czech Republic will be held on February 12 and will not have a tournament value for the Russian team.
At the Beijing Olympics, the Russian team defeated Switzerland (1:0) and Denmark (2:0) and scored six points. The winners of the quartets and the best team from among those that will take second places will go directly from the three groups to the 1/4 finals. The rest will start the playoffs at the 1/8 final stage.
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