In the 1st day of IIHF World Championship div IA Austria beat Korea 3:2 SO. That was a hard game for one of the favourite to promotion to the top division. Game winning goal was scored by Konstantin Komarek. – We had a few chances in the first period so we could easly score 2 or 3 goals. Just the puck didn’t bounce in – he told.
Did you underestimate Korea?
Konstantin Komarek: – No, I don’t think we underestimate Korea. We knew they play fast hockey. They have a few Canadiens, few really good players too. We had a few chances in the first period so we could easly score 2 or 3 goals. Just the puck didn’t bounce in but we prove in 3rd period that we can score goals as well.
Do you think Korea lost they power in the 3rd period?
KK: – No, I don’t think so. I think we were a better team. We just kept going and we put the puck in the net.
Tomorrow next game with an Asian team. Japan would probably be even more dangerous opponent for you.
KK: – Yes, Japan play quite similar to Korea. They are fast too. We just need to play good in defence for entire 60 minutes and try to avoid mistakes as today and we shall win.
What do you need to improve?
KK: – Just the defensive games. No mistakes in defence and in our zone – that’s how we lost two goals versus Korea – and just put the puck in the net. We had couple of good chances today and I hope tomorrow puck is going to bounce in.