First of all, congrats to Romania and also Germany. We didn't stand a chance, especially against Romania. They owned us from start to finished and played games with us the entire time. According to Kristiansen they planned on making Neagu pissed and "slap her arm a little bit when she would take shots". Very good tactic.
We didn't make Romania better than they are, that's what parts of the Norwegian press is claiming. That's not accurate at all. Romania completely outplayed us
. The worst thing is that probably a lot of the players feel the same way as our press. Just a speculation. That's just bull. You're just not good enough. Admit it. Own it. Use it and fight forward, please!
But. Norway are actually killing themselves. That's the real situation. Four years ago the trio became the main back players. You all know who I'm talking about. Mork, Kristiansen and Oftedal have owned their positions for four
years. They completely fell flat last year against France and left the impression of being cry-babies because they didn't win. Nice way to keep this insanely successful legacy going, huh?
This year there's only two and they are just bad. What has been done to improve the depth of the squad? Nothing. He brought in (and back) mediocre players like Tomac, Sulland and Hegh Arntzen. The only really good choice of backs is Henny Reistad. But she's barely used because she "so young". Well, go ahead and lose your matches and your Olympic dreams then.
You can't keep on winning championships with three backs. Sorry. Not happening.
No matter how this EC ends for Norway, if they go through or not; they really need to work on improving and developing other players and systems. Thorir worked with Breivik for years and years. She usually had 12-13 players who she sent in per game that could be game changers.That is your legacy Thorir! Now start honoring it!