Stephan Kermas
Inframe : Stephen Kermas / Photo Credits : Hockey India

German hockey Men lost their opening match in their debut match of the FIH Pro League 2019 on Sunday in Hobart (Australia) against the hosts Australia.

The clearly rejuvenated team of Stefan Kermas was in the first half, the better team, but the “Kookaburras” were better after the break.

The Kookaburras benefited from individual errors by the German Squad, which ended Germany’s efforts resulting in an unnecessary, undeserved lost. 

Germany Coach Stefan Kermas said he is disappointed with the results.

“It was a game with good, high stakes but ended in an unsatisfactory result,” he stated.

“In the end, we also deserved to lose because we had a bit of a physical dip in the third quarter and no longer effectively defended the Australians’ counterattack,” Kermas said.

Germany will next play against New Zealand and Coach Stephen Kermas aims for a better result.

“There are a few things that have come out against the strong number two in the world, which we have to do better against New Zealand next week because they are similarly athletic,” said Kermas.