The Dutch hockey gamers had been unable to play their final observe match within the run-up to the Olympic Video games. The bus that was to take the squad from the athletes’ village in Tokyo to the hockey stadium didn’t present up. Opponent Australia determined to prepare a coaching session.
As soon as the Dutch had arrived on the Oi Hockey Stadium after an extended delay, it was determined to play a mutual coaching match on a aspect area.
“To be sincere, I don’t know what was occurring. However attributable to a logistical downside, our observe match is being destroyed. We’ve been experiencing issues with transport for a number of days in a row,” stated Jeroen Hertzberger.
“It does not appear sophisticated, but it surely goes flawed in lots of different sports activities. That could be a bit irritating. However for those who have a look at it positively, it’s also good that the Australians do not know an excessive amount of about us now.”
Caldas does not fear an excessive amount of
Nationwide coach Max Caldas stated his plans weren’t disrupted. “You adapt your self and we educated nicely. The whole lot goes because it ought to,” he stated.
“The situations are good and we had a very good coaching camp in Spain, the place we had what we had been in search of each on and off the sector, equivalent to heat and house to work on the crew course of. And everyone seems to be match.”
Caldas begins his final match with the hockey gamers. With Belgium, the Orange will instantly meet a significant opponent on Saturday. “All international locations within the males’s match are robust. Whether or not it’s Belgium or one other nation, it is going to be a heavy pot anyway. It is extremely shut with the lads. The final champion is Argentina, that claims sufficient.”
The match between the Netherlands and Belgium begins on Saturday at 4.45 am (Dutch time).