It’s been just over a quarter of an hour since the referees blew up Thursday night’s match between Tre Kronor and the Czech Republic.
Behind a table in the press conference room of the World Cup Arena in Riga sit two Tre Kronor players, Bar Lindholm and Andreas Wingerli.
Body language clearly shows how much damage a loss can cause. One period before the match, Sweden was in front with a score of 2-0. When the match ended, the Czech Republic turned around and won 4-2.
A good night turned into a miserable night within 20 minutes. Now the pressure is great on both players and leaders.
We as a group know that we are under more pressure than we were before the match. A win and it would have looked a lot better, says Andreas Wingerli who scored the first goal for Trey Kronor.
with three Group play rounds It is still too early to say exactly what is needed for Sweden to be one of the four teams that could play in the quarter-finals.
But in all likelihood, Swedish victories will be required in the last three matches, and it is not even certain that they will be enough depending on how things go in the other matches.
Sweden meets Great Britain on Friday, Slovakia on Sunday and Russia on Monday.
We have to win all the matches now to have a reasonable chance of moving forward, says Bar Lindholm.
We should go out and do our best to take the full destiny and build on it. Then sum up and see what happens.
she has It has been Strange World Cup Tournament Trey Kronor. Sweden started with unexpected losses to Denmark and Belarus but then played really good hockey against Switzerland which they won 7-0.
The match against the Czech Republic was not a bottleneck in terms of play. For two terms, Sweden played well, but then the Czech Republic took over.
In Sweden’s group, the big three teams Russia, Slovakia and Switzerland have nine points. The Czech Republic is in fourth place five points.
Sweden, which ranks eighth, has three points.
“I wouldn’t speculate whether seven or nine points would be needed, but we would have all the points left,” says Wingerli.
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