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The Swiss must now beat Russia

a Good four hours before the start of the second semi-finals at the U-20 world Cup in Vancouver was for Harri Pesonen clear: "Finland reached the Final." The winger, the SCL Tigers should get right. The juniors in his home country overran the Swiss literally. After eight minutes the Team of Coach Christian was Wohlwend already 0:4 at the back. The game had only lasted 40 seconds before Ylönen brought the Scandinavians in the lead.

The 1:4 by Philipp Kuraschew in Excess of three minutes prior to the expiry of the start-third still have some hope for the young "Eisgenossen had a" flare-up. This was, however, nipped in the middle section, in the Bud, as Aleksi Heponiemi in the 27. Minute, the 5:1 for the Finns marked. The Swiss had been looking for the first break in vain for the second goal. Ultimately, they conceded before the third at the end of the 1:6 (35.) and then the air was outside, definitely.

Pesonen is happy about a place in the finals of the Finns. "Goes all the way, boys!" he writes on Twitter. At the same time, the 30-Year-old praised the good run of the Swiss team, and hopes that it can bring a medal – a bronze – home.

On the wrong foot caught

Others, however, who was in the middle standing in the night (game starts at 2 o'clock) in front of the TV and the game on "Mysports" look, are disappointed. ZSC-Fan Damian Egli brings to the point, what it was like for not only him, but also the young Swiss players:

national coach Wohlwend showed up after the clear defeat sobered. "We had no pressure, but were not ready," he told the TV channel TSN. The 42-Year-old said it was a "terrible Start". His players would have to tick off the Broke now and realize what "we in the last days have reached."

the Canton of The Grisons is looking forward to the duel from Saturday evening (22 hours) for the Bronze with Russia, which was defeated in the first semi-final the USA 1:2, with mixed feelings: "When we arise again from the beginning, like today, can play the Russians, with 50 per cent, and us apart." On the Russian team, the Swiss are already made at the conclusion of the world Cup-preliminary round. After a 2:0 lead they had to give a 4:7 defeat. Wohlwend but stressed: "I hope, however, that my players are enough "giggerig" to win a medal." He even used the word "horny", which translates as Horny, didn't mean this but the word literally. It would be the second precious metal to Switzerland on this occasion, after the Bronze medal 21 years ago (1998).

Who is now at the gate?

The canadian-born Ex-professional was with respect to the Goalie issue is not in the cards. Against Finland, he replaced goalkeeper Luca Hollenstein in the 8. Minute (after the 0:4) by Akira Schmid, the convinced then. Hollenstein, however, had shone before, with two Shutouts, including a quarter-final against Sweden (2:0),. "The Goalie coach is going to talk to him and we decide then, who is at the gate," said Wohlwend.

In an Interview with "Mysports" seemed to be the Coach first of all, a little perplexed: "I can't explain how we were able to get out." After the 0:4 and he got upset about the bad Start. After all, his Team had shown a reaction, and the newly set goal is achieved, to achieve at least one goal in the first third. "Then it would have been important to achieve in the second third of the second gate to get back into the game. However, a Chance for the Finns and a Goal fell, then the Match was over actually."

second Chance without the "Gugus" pack

even before the game was Wohlwend advised his players, what a huge opportunity this offers you. "Such you have maybe once in your life." This possibility had been easily given done. In the first intermission, the Coach turned to in the dressing room with clear words to the team: "Zeiged character and all dä Gugus where mer sait."

Now his Team against Russia have the second Chance. "Alone the way to the semi-final is incredibly far," admitted the national coach to consider. The team had to grow on Saturday evening. "Then we might have a Chance. That is the big difference between us and other Topnationen," said Wohlwend, who was appointed as a Junior in the U-18 and U - 20 national teams. Finally, he said that they would have to pit before the game, in order to be ready for the fight. "If you two, drümal a d'Birre hauet, hopefully, each wax."

Support home

With a victory would make the Swiss national team, his Coach, later a gift for her birthday, because Wohlwend was on Friday 42. The final would have been the Greater, but a medal around the neck of the Grisons would be glad to see you also.

The support in the home is the Swiss certainly. The ZSC Lions, whose defenders Tim Berni plays at the U-20 world Cup, to comfort and motivate the Team on Twitter:

And if the Association provides a strengthening of the Swiss cross shape of the country hunters and dried meat ready, is not to exclude a merry Party after the Bronze match.


Created: 05.01.2019, 17:05 p.m.

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