World Championship 2017 Germany

Jamina Roberts: “It would be fantastic to have a bronze medal here”

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Jamina Roberts: “It would be fantastic to have a bronze medal here”
Ibolya Szekeres

Jamina Roberts-left-back (SWE)

About the semifinal

” I am of course very disappointed because we lost this game, we had a good chance to take this and go to the final, but then we struggled against the French defense, we could not find out how to play right against it. I think that we had also a good defense and goalkeeper performance today because 24 received goals are more than OK, but we could not score and this was our big weakness today.

About her own performance during the championship

” After a defeat in the semifinal is not easy to speak about my performance, but I think that I had a good tournament so far, improving from match to match. Today we were not able to play our offensive play fluently as the French defense was overall us in every moment and this killed our play.

About Swedens aim in this tournament

” Actually our aim was to qualify from the groups and to reach the eighth-finals, first after we won the group we realized that would have been possible to dream further.

About the Netherlands, the bronze-medal opponent

” Now I am sad and disappointed of course, but there is a new game in two days, so we have to let this defeat behind us and focus to win that game on Sunday. We will meet a good team, but a bronze medal would have been fantastic to win here so each of us will take that match very seriously, I am very sure of that.

Henrik Signell-head coach (SWE)

” It was a great match against a very strong opponent, but I am of course sad and disappointed because we could have the victory, I mean this match could go either way.

“We showed a fantastic moral once again, we were behind with four goals, but we managed to come back several times, though this was not enough because our attack was not working in front of the French defense, Leynaud had a fantastic day in the goal and Olivier Krumbholz made the lesson tactically, which killed our offense.”

Isabelle Gullden-playmaker (SWE)

“I am very disappointed after a hard game, France has the best defense in the world, we knew it and when we managed to pass this defense so Leynaud stopped us. Unfortunately, they were better than us, so congratulations on the final.

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World Championship 2017 Germany
Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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