What are your impressions of the tournament and playing of the national team?
I am an absolute realist and never fly in the clouds, so I will be frank.
Impressions of playing and the tournament as a whole are good. Happy result, but there are questions about the game.
If you believe the online of the match against Sweden, we had chances to go on a break with a tie score, and in the second half we could make the Swedes nervous. Is this true and what was not enough?
As for the game against the Swedes and the Finns. We were very fortunate that there was snow. So we stripped the Scandinavians for their main advantage - it's speed and technique. We needed not to lose in the tactics and struggle, and not to commit mistakes. In tactics and struggle we did not lose, but we made a lot of mistakes in defense. These mistakes were a consequence of the inability to play through the top and bad skating, and our defenders could not keep up Swedish forwards Swedes on finishing. There were moments when we had 8 our players near the goal, but two Swedish players scored. If we realised a penalty and went to the break with the score 1:1, the Swedes pushed up to the pace and would have the result, as we sat deep in defense and attacks were sporadic. Offensively, we have not created anything because of the snow.
What is the secret of success in the match with Estonia? I honestly do not believe to my eyes when the score changed almost every minute. And after the game, when the result was published, people asked again, if there is an error in the score?
In the match against Estonia our speed was an advantage. Estonia team has strong ice hockey players, but you know yourself, one bandy player can beat some ice hockey players quietly. Estonia broke off because their children can not see anyone far then 5-6 meters, and our players punished them for it. We hoped to it, so it happened.
What our players, coaches and federations must to look for, to the next time the team played better?
It is necessary to recruit Ukrainian ice hockey players of adequate age. If there is a fusion of strong seventeen Ukrainians ice hockey players with a good goalkeeper, the Championship will be faced with major challenges. We can't beat the top three, of course, but with Norway it will be possible to fight on equal terms.
And in the current Ukrainians said to Bogdan #8 (Arabov - Ed.) and Anton, a central defender (Riapolov - Ed.), Golets Volodymyr, Arkadiy Nagoga and Mykhaylo Skalyts`kyy. These guys are able to progress.
And training camp necessarily need before the championship.