Ilya Vorobyevite: Grigory Sysoev / RIA Novosti
The head coach of the national team of Russia on hockey Ilya Vorobiev responded to criticism of the team after the victory over the Latvians in the group stage match of the world Cup. His words reports Sport24.
“Russian national team game left a mixed impression? In principle, we expected that the game will be such: difficult, hard. The opponent fought for life, for getting into the playoffs. Do you think that we played only the second period? And the first not played? 15-5 shots? I do not think that is not played. 5-6 pieces of rods — this means not playing?” — said Vorobyov.
Earlier on may 18, the Russian team won a fifth consecutive victory at the world championship, beating Latvia with the score 3:1. The Russians missed the first, but managed to turn the game around.
In the previous match, the Russians defeated the team of Italy with the score 10:0. The victory was the largest in the history of team Russia.
Following the match, the national team will hold on may 19 against Switzerland. The ice hockey world championship held in Slovakia. The tournament will last until may 26.
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