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- Guaranteed the best, perhaps, through the ages, that do not go a certain distance in a world cup

SJUSJØEN (Dagbladet): A clearly disappointed Simen Hegstad Krüger met Dagbladet and the rest of the Norwegian press, only an hour after it was known that he is

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- Guaranteed the best, perhaps, through the ages, that do not go a certain distance in a world cup

SJUSJØEN (Dagbladet): A clearly disappointed Simen Hegstad Krüger met Dagbladet and the rest of the Norwegian press, only an hour after it was known that he is the wreck from the distance where he went into the Norwegian langrennshjerter and secured the gold medal in Pyeongchang for one year and a day ago.

Krüger tells Dagbladet that he understands the withdrawal, and feared the message from the coach Eirik Myhr Nossum after NM last week. He tells us that he took the message very heavily.

It was a very boring information to get. I won't add the hide on the. I was disappointed. I had a hope to be on the team and believe absolutely though that I had something there to do, " says Krüger.

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Teammates on the allroundlandslaget, Emil Iversen and Martin Johnsrud sundby's time, are both inside in the heat on the distance. They admit that it is very strange that the olympic champion is not among the four norwegians who get to go Saturday about a week.

- It is especially for Simen has done it well in years. It says very much about the width of the layer. He is guaranteed the best, perhaps, through the ages, that do not go a certain distance in a world CHAMPIONSHIP, Iversen says to Dagbladet.

I think that it is extremely particular and certainly maybe the first time it has happened ever that the two from the podium the year before don't get to go the distance. It is very boring for the two boys. We are in a situation where it is extremely difficult to take out teams, I'm very happy that I don't do it, " says sundby's time.

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the Hope of tremilsdeltakelse smoke after that Krüger was number four in the distance during the NM in Meråker. The three in front goes the distance in the world cup, in addition to John Høsflot Klæbo.

After NM gave Nossum runners information as to who should go what. It was a heavy moment, " says Krüger to the Newspaper.

- Even though I to some extent was a bit prepared for it and had a little feeling that it might be able to come, there is no pleasant conversation to have. It means very much for us and for me, it is something we have worked towards for a long time and has been one of the main goals for the season. It is to be so close, but yet so far away. It comes a little bit of emotions then, it did.

at the same time he stresses that the relationship to the general manager has not changed.

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I was out on the ski with him the day after. We got the chance to talk together then, and there is absolutely no evil blood between us. The relationship between us has not taken any harm by it, I bear no grudge to anyone, I am most annoyed at myself that I didn't managed to make it better.

Krüger tells us that he has thought a lot about how he did the ending of the race in Meråker, and what it may have cost him. It is himself he is disappointed.

I'm probably more annoyed at myself than those who have taken out the team that I have not managed to convince enough in there that I would be one of the four. It is of course kjipt, says Hegstad Krüger.

In addition Krüger on the lack of current flow before the outlet as something he should preferably be set was different.

I mean the self that I had been a medaljekandidat on the tremila. It was a special situation it laguttaket, with so few competitions that are completely relevant. I would like to have a tremil in the world cup, then you get a scenario that is much more similar to what we get in the world cup. NM is always different to go, even if it is a strong starting field there, is it different to go world cup. When there was no tremiler in the world cup before the withdrawal was to take place makes the withdrawal even more difficult, " says Krüger.

the OLYMPIC hero Krüger wreck to tremila Six medaljehåp

The press conference took coach Eirik Myhr Nossum time to rose Krügers handling of vrakingen after he announced the team that will go on the 30 km with skibytte in Seefeld. Nossum immediately got questions about why Krüger was the wreck of the distance.

It is a good question. It is clear, through the results of the team on the guttesiden in the years, it has been a challenge to just take out the four pieces. Then we had to review the uttaksløpene we have gone and take an overall evaluation on the four we believe are in the best position to go the tremila with the intention to take the medal, " says Nossum.

Then was allroundtreneren asked about the results spoke in favor of the Klæbo.

The results we went through and how we think tremila in the world cup are being told that it is Klæbo, " he says.

For despite the fact that Klæbo neither raced well on tremila in NM or races longer than 15 miles this season in general has trønderens achievements, especially in the Tour de Ski made that he is inside at the distances he wants in the world cup.

It makes that Norway is seated with two runners who were on the podium at the OLYMPICS last year, probably won't get to go before the closing femmila, or not at all through the whole world cup, in Simen Hegstad Krüger and Hans Christer Holund.

- We can quickly be in a position where the two of them that now takes the medal, while the two that do not get to go also could have taken a medal. So what do you do, we don't get with the six athletes. It is a pity for us, I think we had even more medaljemuligheter if we had been allowed to it, while other nations would not have had it, " says Martin Johnsrud sundby's time.


Krüger will basically prepare as if he will go tremila the first weekend of the world cup that opens with the sprint on Thursday 21. February. Lightning-runner admits that he now still has the added thoughts about the distance he won the OLYMPIC gold medal on behind him. Instead, your mind started to wander to the VMs avslutningsrenn, the 50 km freestyle. The course has made vrakingen easier to cope with, " says 25-year-old.

- What I really think about now is that I think most of femmila. There I think that I get to go, it makes it much easier to have it and look forward the contrary. I think my chances there are as good as they would have been on a tremil, so I think more to prepare me max to the femmila than that, I think, very much on the 30-kilometer right now.

- I should get well above that here. The world cup may still end well, for my part, says Krüger, to Dagbladet.

Also Martin Johnsrud sundby's time thinks it is a good idea for his teammate.

- It is an impossible task to take out these teams and I feel very with Simen. As the reigning olympic champion is very special to not get to go the CHAMPIONSHIP distance. That is how things have been now, so I think Im may get to come home from the world cup with precious metal nevertheless.

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