I hope that the best goal of my career is yet to come / Diena

It has already been reported that the Latvian national team tied with Switzerland in the last game of the subgroup tournament on Tuesday after regular time and secured a place in the quarterfinals. With Rudolph Balcers scoring the winning goal in extra time, the Latvians marked their ticket with a 4:3 victory.

Daugavins scored a goal five minutes before the end of regular time, achieving a draw, which was enough to secure a place in the quarterfinals.

“I hope that the best goal of my career is still ahead. If a year ago it seemed that I could not pull anymore, now I can score an important goal and reach the quarter-finals myself, where I have never played… At home and in front of such stands – there can be no better feeling, Daugavins said.

The captain of the national team did not hide that mistakes were also made, but this time the work invested played a bigger role than skill.

“They always want to play us with speed and skill, but it wasn’t like they tore us to pieces and dragged us around the zone for many minutes. There were moments, but we also used their weaknesses,” Daugavins said.

Sweden will face Sweden in the quarter-finals on Thursday in Riga.

Source: Diena.lv by www.diena.lv.

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