2015-06-12 12:50:00 CEST
With the women’s pool play ending yesterday with no Norwegian teams left in the mix, the host nation of Stavanger Major has only the men left to rely on. We had a chat with Iver Horrem and Geir Eithun on their upcoming match today.
Together with Hordvik/Kvalmsdal, the Norwegian team Iver Horrem and Geir Eihun is still a force to be reckoned with here at the Stavanger Major. Their pool play is still open, and the two might even win their pool if things turn out for their advantage. The Norwegian duo had Norway’s first win in the tournament yesterday evening against Brunner/Lucena of the USA.
“Fortunately, we had a good match yesterday. The win against USA was important for both the tournament and the audience, as well as the sport here in Norway,” says Iver Horrem.
The boys are slowly warming up to todays big match at 4 pm against the Canadian team Binstock/Schachter. “It will be a super hard match. The Canadians came 2. In Porec and had a great tournament down there. Then they have lost a couple of matches and are a bit on the ropes. They have to win this match, and so do we, most probably.”
To meet the technical strength of the Canadian team, Horrem and Eithun tactics revolves around controlling what happens on their side of the court. “If we do our stuff on our side right we can beat the best teams here, and – if we fail at it we won’t. Fortunately, we have an extensive team here at home and can analyse the opponents thoroughly. This way, we know more about what strategies to use.”