The morning heating of Tre Kronor has been completed in Riga. Despite the compact position, it was not noticeable during the ice session, believes Marcus Sorensen.
– It’s an important match tonight, but the preparations are the same every day. At this early stage, there are no strange things. He says he is rolling over as usual.
How is the conversation in the group?
– It’s positive, you want to play such important matches. It is a positive feeling in the group.
Ahead of Sweden’s meeting with Great Britain on Friday, national team captain Johan Garbenlov opted to place Sorensen with brothers Adrian and Mario Quimby. A decision that pays off.
– We scored two goals five against five, Mario scored two great goals and we created a lot. It might be a bit trickier to create today, says Sörensen, but we have good fanfare and good skiing.
“Keep it simple”
Now Slovakia is waiting, it’s 19.15 today. Slovakia tops Group A with 12 points – Sweden has six – when both teams have two matches left. One of the main factors in the good scores for Slovaks is the spelling of Peter Cehlarek and Marek Hrivik. What is required then of Tre Kronor to stop them and this is Slovakia?
– We need to play our game and focus on it. Use our speed and keep it simple at first and then jump into the game that way, says 29-year-old Sorensen.
Canada and the Czech Republic also risk missing out on the playoffs. How do you explain the strange results that occurred in the World Cup?
– I don’t have a real answer to that… Other countries are starting to get better, and if they get the lead, it’s going to be difficult.
Tre Kronor’s encounter with Slovakia is broadcast on SVT2 and SVT Play, starting at 19.15.
Clip: Highlights of Sweden and the United Kingdom