The Netherlands hockey team entered the final of men’s hockey world cup after a thrilling victory against defending champion Australia, on Saturday said they are looking forward to playing against Belgium at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. Also Read - FIH Hockey Pro League 2020: PR Sreejesh Stars as India Beat Australia in Penalty Shootout
“We are looking forward for the final match. We learn from every game and there would be better tomorrow,” said Netherlands captain Billy Bakker. Also Read - Indian Super League: Home Matches For Odisha FC at Kalinga Stadium from December 27
He said his team will do their best to avoid conceding late goals. “We need to make sure that we learn from these moments,” added Billy. Also Read - Pakistan Hockey Team Fails to Qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2020 After Crushing Defeat
Netherlands coach Max Caldas said both Belgium and the Netherlands play a similar style of hockey and they will enjoy the final.
The coach said he saw the desire to win in his players’ eyes and knows they will do their best to win the ultimate prize.
He also praised the performance of the goalkeeper who thwarted many dangerous opportunities to score for Australia.
On the other hand, Australia coach Colin Batch said that it was disappointing that they lost the game.
“We are disappointed with this match. However, we need to move on and prepare for the next match against England for bronze medal on Sunday,” said Colin.