Alexei Kudashov: “Our team needs to understand he can beat everybody in regular time”


The head coach of Russian national team Alexei Kudashov summed up the match of the Karjala Cup against Sweden.

Recall that in the framework of the 2nd round of the tournament the Russian hockey players won a victory in the shootout, leading the score by two goals in 7 minutes before the end of normal time.

— For the second game, the players should be more confident, solid play all 60 minutes, not to allow wrong actions, not to allow to break the game. First there was total control — but the unnecessary removal of completely turned the game. Told the players that they are able to dominate for the whole match and not let the opponent to take the initiative in their own hands. It is an international level — here, any error is important. Our team needs to understand that she is strong, can beat everyone in the main time, said Kudashov.

After two matches in the asset team Russia 2 points, the team occupies the 3rd place in the standings. In the final game of the tournament Russia on 10 November to meet with the team of the Czech Republic.

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