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Currently we are better than the Swiss

Reimer is currently experiencing difficult times with its Nuremberg Ice Tigers. In the DEL you are only rank 11 and also at the Spengler Cup, it had also been t

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Currently we are better than the Swiss

Reimer is currently experiencing difficult times with its Nuremberg Ice Tigers. In the DEL you are only rank 11 and also at the Spengler Cup, it had also been two defeats. "We are making the same mistakes in the own Zone in the championship, sometimes it's a disaster!" Nevertheless, the 36-year-old Nürnberg-Captain is glad to be in these days in Davos: "I was allowed to play some tournaments, but the Spengler Cup is all I need. Therefore, I am very happy to be here. The atmosphere is outstanding."

victory gunner in 4:3-Coup against Sweden

The Ice tiger's best horse riding on Saturday afternoon against Magnitogorsk in their quarter-final. The head of the German stuck, in spite of your current deep in the Sand. "The nice thing about the mode is that for us everything is possible," said Reimer. However, no matter how the tournament goes out in the altjahre week for him, the year 2018 was for the 105-times German International, with the Olympic silver medal in Pyeongchang, an "incredible year", he says.

Reimer, played a major role, succeeded him in the sensational 4:3 in the quarter-final against Sweden, the victory gate. The days in South Korea have changed in the athlete's life comes with experience: "My awareness has increased. I am often approached by people, the ice hockey previously not necessarily have followed. It's nice that we were able to back our sports a little in the foreground, but otherwise life goes on much as normal."

"It is the necessary thrust of the back"

Additional Glamour, now there was just before Christmas, as the national ice hockey team was awarded to the German sports gala for the team of the year. "This is, of course, a nice appreciation, all the more because we never have a hockey team won. In the football-dominated Germany, it is great when a team creates something," says Reimer.

hope for similar conditions, such as in Switzerland

But how does the everyday life in the German ice hockey for ten months after the Coup in Pyeongchang? Has changed the silver wonder of something? "It's what happens, you have set up, for example, in the Association even better. There is now the necessary thrust force from the rear, so that the objectives can be achieved, you have set for yourself. The momentum to be good, but the Whole thing is, of course, is a work that must be carried out over the years."

football has won in Germany, undoubtedly, important, however, as in Switzerland, where ice hockey is moving almost on a par with the football, it's not for a long time. "The Swiss have celebrated over the past few years, significantly more successes than we do. But if we work hard, we have in Germany maybe, one day, similar conditions," says the striker.

Reimer was in 2016 and 2017, respectively, Topskorer in the DEL. He was Swiss and he would play in Switzerland, he could have with his potential in the course of his career, certainly the double earn. But jealous of the 36-Year-old do not look, therefore, to the colleagues in the neighbouring country: "In Switzerland, I would have earned while certainly more, but a lot more output, because, with you, everything is more expensive."

"A long-standing rivalry"

As a long-time national player connects it with Switzerland, "a long-standing rivalry," he says. A place for friendships not to be there, "but everyone knows and respects, and I was very happy, as I have made here in Davos, Andres Ambühl."

Germany has won the 2018 Olympic-silver, Switzerland-world Cup-silver. But who is really better? Reimer has to smile at this question and says finally: "Currently we are, because we have won at the Olympic Games in the eighth-final against Switzerland." (

Created: 29.12.2018, 13:31 PM

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