“Of course, our goal is to get gold. You can ask every player: We want to win,” said the 30-year-old from the Seattle Kraken before the World Cup start in Finland in Finland in a Cup interview (Monday).
Last year, the German selection without a Grubauer at the World Cup in Riga surprised with the semi -finals and just missed a medal. The DEB cracks in February started research and with openly pronounced gold ambitions in February, where there were no NHL professionals. With that before the quarter -finals, Germany had to put a bitter setback.
“We don’t need to hide from anyone”
At the World Cup, the first four teams of both groups move into the knockout round round. “After Russia has been excluded, I don’t think our group is so strong. We don’t need to hide from anyone and can hit anyone,” said Grubauer: “Our goal is to successfully complete the group phase, whether the first or second. “
Like Belarus, Russia was excluded from the tournament as a result of the Russian war of attack in Ukraine. Defending champion Canada is the only top nation in the German group and on Friday (7.20 p.m./Sport1) the first preliminary round of the national team of national coach Toni Söderholm.
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