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Striker team Russia hockey Alexander Ovechkin responded to criticism of the team’s play at the world Cup. The words of the athlete reports Sport24.
“What to say to people who have never played hockey? It’s not the fans they only want to offend,” said Ovechkin. He considered that such people are just waiting when the team loses, to speak about the players negatively. Hockey players, according to Ovechkin, playing for the country and want to win.
On the world championship team Russia won the bronze medal. In the match for third place team beat the Czechs in the shootout. Regular time and overtime ended with the score 2:2. The winner of the tournament will be determined later on may 26 in a match Canada — Finland.
The team has been criticized for the defeat of the Finns in the semi-finals of the world Cup. After this match for the team interceded wife Anastasia Ovechkina Subsky. She urged Russians to follow the example of supporters of the teams of the National hockey League (NHL) and to support the national team till the end.
Video, photo All from Russia.