“I am very happy that we make it to the final. But my grandfather passed away this week. This was for him and for my grandmother”, Jorrit Croon reacts after the victory in the semi-finals of the European Championship over Belgium. “Hence my emotions.”
Croon was last in the shoot-outs, which were needed after a 2-2 tie in regular time. Tournament favorite and title holder Belgium had been better until then, the Netherlands had leveled the score four minutes before time through a penalty corner by Jip Janssen.
Croon, a Bloemendaal player, saw his club mate Arthur Van Doren fail on behalf of Belgium just before his own attempt. He knew that a hit from him would give Orange the place in the final. He didn’t fail.
“I’m happy with this team, how we played,” Croon continues. “It doesn’t get any better than this now. But we have to continue, because we play an even more important game in a few days.”
Emotions among hockey players: ‘And now the Germans, there is still an account open’
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