Weise not happy with performance but praises goalkeeper

Updated: 06 March 2010 09:08 IST

Germany coach Markus Weise credit his side's narrow 4-3 win over Argentina in the hockey World Cup to good performance of their custodian Tim Jessulat.

New Delhi:

Germany coach Markus Weise credit his side's narrow 4-3 win over Argentina in the hockey World Cup to good performance of their custodian Tim Jessulat.

Weise said as expected his boys had to play out of their skin to register the win against Argentina at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here.

"I am not happy with the performance but I am happy with the result. In the second half we lost our way. Our goalkeeper (Tim Jessulat) saved the day for us, otherwise the result of the match would have been different," he told reporters.

"We expected a tough fight from the Argentines. Prior to this match, we had to good games," he added.

Germany captain Maximillian Muller agreed with his coach and said, "I am happy with the victory but not so happy with the way we played. We have to improve against the Netherlands if we want to beat them. Experienced German player Matthias Witthaus said the Germans had a bad day in office today.

"It's is not our best game, but sometimes you have a bad day. But we are happy with the three points. It brought us closer towards a semifinal spot," he said.

Argentina coach Pablo Lombi said he side displayed a lion-hearted performance against the Germans.

"We played well but we need to concentrate more on our attack and defence. It was a very close match," Lombi said.

"I am happy with the boys performance but not happy with the result," he added.

Topics : Hockey
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