– This is what we hope for, but at the same time, there is nothing that we can go around and worry about. We play with what we have and must make the best of the situation regardless of how it looks before the quarter-finals.
When the Czech republic on new yearīs eve in a 4-0 victory over Denmark, it also became clear that Switzerland finished fourth in group A.
Thus it will be Switzerland that gruppettan Sweden will be in Wednesday's quarter-finals played in Victoria.
On paper, Switzerland is of course an easier opponent than the other three slutspelslagen Russia, Canada and the Czech republic from the group, and Sweden are the favourites.
said that Switzerland is a bad law.
In the group stage pressured the Czech republic as the first in the extension could determine, and the numerical kept the pace against Canada, even if Canada eventually won 3-2.
"I have not so good track on their law here, yet, but I know they have some good players," says Erik Brännström.
One of them is driscoll Philipp Kurashev who has made five goals in four group matches.
"What's important is that we focus on our own game and do what we are good at," says Erik Brännström.
could Sweden manage with 15 players on the field, but it is highly doubtful if it is sufficient against Switzerland.
to Sweden for the twelfth year in a row, only to win their group, but also advance to the semi-finals should, therefore, at least a couple of the sick players catch the perk to facing the quarter-finals.
And, above all, no more cancer.
The five sick players Philip Broberg, Adam Ginning, Rickard Grab, Johan Södergran and Philip Svenningsson, and the two leaders assistant coach Joel Rönnmark and videocoachen Adam Almqvist Andersson, has been isolated at the hotel to stop the spread of the magåkomman.