Harijs Witolinsch, how satisfied were you with the semi-final game against KalPa Kuopio, and what has it located at the end of that it was not enough for the Final participation?
in Order to win the game, we would have had a Powerplay goal to achieve. Immediately after the 1:1, we had the Chance, you have not used but, unfortunately, and instead, a short time later, the 1:2 conceded. You also saw that the Finns were due to the additional free day fresh. But overall, we have shown a good performance. We have fought in every game and the two matches were lost only with one goal difference lost.
you are a high-risk, by Nygren, Magnus, Félicien Du Bois, Andres Ambühl and Luca Hischier in the semi-final of the spared, and instead, a lot of Young forced.
Some of our players have played in the last days a lot. If we had won the semi-final, would be yet another section on this and on 2. January, it goes on with the championship. Since I had to distribute the forces a little. Clearly, this was a risk, but it is also a good Test for the boys. One of them, Yannick Frehner, it was, after all, also the 1:1.
So it was worth it certainly?
I have seen during the entire tournament a lot of positive things and I said after the game to the team that we let the bad things in the old year, and only the good stuff in the new year to take. We want to start in 2019, a new season for us, it is in front of us and we want to tackle with a good mood.
Has exceeded the team their original expectations at the Spengler Cup?
Yes, quite. Since I took over the Team, we were able to hold only two common training, and it was always round. It is very difficult in such a tournament with such strong opponents tactical matters of practice, if you can only show on the Board. But I was surprised by how well the players have understood a lot of things right off the bat and were able to respond immediately. However, to become really better, we need training, we always can practice.
"Actually, we have to improve in all areas."Harijs Witolinsch
What is it now to improve it? We need to play offense more aggressively. It sometimes happens that we give up the Puck easy. I prefer it when you lose a battle, but I don't want to give the Puck to easy. We must also have even more confidence in what we do. There is still so much that needs improving, when I think, for example, in the game in the own Zone. Actually, we have to improve in all areas.
Nevertheless, you should be glad that you have received this Spengler Cup games, and a lot about your Team could learn.
Yes, of course. Although it would have been better if the tournament would have been wider and we are one or the other Training could have, but I'm still very grateful for the impressions I was able to win. In the Play, what everyone can see. You see, the Strengths of each Individual. You can see what mistakes players commit. You see, who can be in the final stage, more confidence, and to whom less. You see, those who always use is, or, who is, in some situations, nervous. I could really benefit very much.
do you Believe on the basis of the gained impressions, the Playoff, despite a 17 point deficit on the stroke, perhaps, but still possible?
I don't think. To me, it is better to take one game at a time. We currently have too many fluctuations and must see to it that we can bring our game consistently to a high level. If that succeeds, then the wins will come and then we look further.
have you Had? in the meantime, time to get in contact with Arno Del Curto
no, unfortunately not. We currently have so much to do, I'm the whole day at the rink. But I would like to receive from him a couple of tips. (Tages-Anzeiger.ch/Newsnet)
Created: 31.12.2018, 08:39 PM