Michael Sergijevaca: Elena Rusko / TASS
Defender of the national team of Russia on hockey Mikhail Sergachev appreciated the team of Finland, who became the winner of the world championship 2019. The words of the athlete according to “Sport-Express”.
Sergachev has noted that his victory didn’t surprise the Finns in the final with Canada. “We knew that if they play like against us, then they have a chance,” said the defender. Nevertheless, he agreed with the opinion of the head coach of Russian national team Ilya Vorobiev that the national team should not play in such a closed and cautious hockey.
“I don’t want the Russian team was playing. It is too simplistic,” said Sergachev.
The world Cup final was held on 26 may. Finland beat Canada with a score of 3:1 and for the third time in history won gold medals of the championship. In the semi-finals of the tournament, the Finns were stronger than the national team of Russia — 1:0.
Vorobeva’s wards in a match for the third place defeated the team of Czech Republic. Regular time and overtime ended with the score 2:2, however, the Russians were more accurate in the penalty shootout.
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