Pyeongchang 2018: Igor Butman does not consider the defeat of Russia from Slovakia disaster

People’s artist of Russia, the famous saxophonist Igor Butman commented specially for “MK” the defeat of the hockey team Russia Slovakia (2:3) in his debut match at the Olympic games in Pyeongchang.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

For jazz virtuoso hockey not just a game that can be enjoyed in the TV broadcast, and almost a second profession. He plays for different teams and sometimes even stands for “Nevskiy Legion” that became the champion in Amateur hockey League. Starting lose at the Games in Korea Butman does not consider it a disaster.

“Only watched the third period, he said. – Impressions are good, but we lost. Came to win, but not tuned. There were two unnecessary removal and, perhaps, too much desire to win. I hope this is just the beginning. Our main problem is the game most. Slovakia is a good opponent. They didn’t come to watch athletes from Russia they win. They came to win. But such a team we could handle. Even in this match, in my opinion, our team played better. On the game and composition should have won. But the first defeat is not a disaster. Major games ahead, need to win at the Olympics. Right to be wrong we have, but the “call a friend” no.”

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Olympics 2018. Chronicle of events

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