Philippe Bozon, coach of the Blues, after the defeat against Denmark: “We were able to come back and dominate”
“What to remember from this meeting against Denmark: the result (3-4 loss after extra time)…
“What to remember from this meeting against Denmark: the result (3-4 loss after extra time) or your team’s game?
I just keep what I said to the players after the game: I’m proud of them and the team. After the start we took, we were able to come back, dominate five against five. You have to hold that. Then, between us, we will look at what happened in the first half. But everyone was able to calm down, play hockey again and continue to show good things. It’s frustrating, but we scratch points.
You dominated, but France did not take advantage of it. Especially on the numerical superiority.
It was difficult. There was no power play for us before the last period. There was suddenly more pressure and tension, that also played a role. But the shots were there. We had our chances. Framing is not easy either. Now everyone is blocking a lot (of shots) or sacrifice. But the game and the intention were there. You must keep trying.
How to approach Tuesday’s match against Hungary, decisive for the maintenance?
We are used to this kind of encounters. We will have to concentrate on our game, stay on the dynamics of the first two matches. We will not have to change anything, not want to do more, but stay focused on our identity in recent weeks. We put a lot of speed, it bothered the Danes and should bother the Hungarians. »