Raoul Ehren, the coach of the Red Panthers, would have “liked to see more goals” against Italy

By winning 4-0 against Italy on Monday in Amsterdam, the same score as England against the Transalpines, the Red Panthers keep their fate in their hands with a view to qualifying for the last four of the Euro Hockey Championships

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AMSTERDAM EuroHockey Championship 2021 Belgium v Italia (Pool B) Picture: Ambre Ballenghien scored 4-0. WORLDSPORTPICS COPYRIGHT FRANK UIJLENBROEK

The Red Panthers beat Italy 4-0 on Monday. “I would have liked to see more goals from my team today,” said Raoul Ehren, the Belgian coach. “I think that we were much better than the Italians and that we should not consider ourselves satisfied with these 4 goals. Glad to have these 4 points in the standings, but we missed 2-3 more achievements when you see what we missed. Certainly something to remember for the next matches ”, according to the Dutch technician, multiple champion of Europe and the Netherlands with his former club Den Bosch.

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With the Italians entrenched at 11 in their part of the field, Monday’s meeting was a one-way street. “It’s totally different hockey to play against Germany than against Italy. And our Wednesday encounter against England will be a lot more like our opener. I am curious to see the result between the English and the German. It will be 50/50 I think. Either way we will want to win Wednesday against England, it will be a good meeting, I think, ”concluded Ehren.

At one point from the semi-finals

The German women’s hockey team performed well in preparation for reaching the semi-finals of the European Championship on Monday in Amsterdam. The team coached by our compatriot Xavier Reckinger won their second group game 2-0 (1-0) against England.

Sonja Zimmermann (8th minute / pc) gave the advantage to the Germans in extra time before Jette Fleschütz (32nd) comforted them. Previously, a goal from Charlotte Stapenhorst (20th) had been refused by video refereeing.

To reach the semi-finals, Germany still need a point in the last match of the preliminary round on Wednesday (2:45 p.m.) against the Italians, who lost their first two matches 4-0.

England, 3 points, will have to beat the Red Panthers (4 pts) or at least succeed in a division and hope for a defeat of Germany, to climb into the last four. The Belgians can settle for one point on Wednesday (5:00 p.m.) to find themselves in the semi-finals.

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