Chinese national team hockey player Osipov compared the level of KHL and Beijing Olympics teams
BEIJING, February 13. /Then 24/. There is a gap between the level of teams playing in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and the Beijing Olympics. This opinion was expressed to reporters by Chinese national team defender Denis Osipov.
The basis of the Chinese national team are the players of the KHL club “Kunlun Red Star”. At the Beijing Olympics, the Chinese lost to teams from the United States (0:8), Germany (2:3) and Canada (0:5). Teams from China and Canada will face off on February 15 to reach the quarter-finals of the Olympics.
“We were shown who is a hockey player and who is trying to be a hockey player. It’s always interesting to play with Canadians, especially a player from any national team who wants to play in Canada. The level of the teams is a huge gap between the Olympics and the KHL clubs, in my opinion, and it is precisely in terms of speed, there is not even a second to think about it, you have to readapt , which is objectively difficult,” Osipov said.
“As for the playoffs, the main thing is to play with dignity, so as not to be ashamed,” he added.