Ilya Kovalchuka: RIA Novosti
The captain of Russian national team Ilya Kovalchuk has commented on a victory over team USA in the quarterfinal match of the world hockey championship. His words leads “Match TV”.
Kovalchuk refused to give the Russian team a machine, but considered it one of the best in the tournament. He added that the team aims for the semi-finals.
In the opinion of hockey in the first period of the match against USA national team played efficiently, but in the second worsened the result. “We need to keep the same passion and the same style of play that was in the beginning of the match, you have to be aggressive on the ice,” he said.
Earlier on may 23, the Russian team defeated the national team of the USA in the quarterfinal match at the world Cup. The meeting ended with the score 4:3.
Also in the semi-finals and team Canada, who beat the Swiss in overtime with the score 3:2. Two more of the 1/4 finals are held at the time of writing the news. Play between teams Czech Republic and Germany, Finland and Sweden. After that determined the semi-finals.
The world Championships in Bratislava and Kosice will end on may 26.
Video, photo All from Russia.