Kerry and Danson remain positive

Alex Danson World League Germany

Despite defeat in their Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final opener with Germany, head coach Danny Kerry and captain Alex Danson are remaining positive.

England were defeated 2-0 by Germany in Pool B as Charlotte Stapenhorst and Nike Lorenz struck in the final ten minutes.

Speaking after the game Kerry said: “It was an end to end game which was ultimately decided on very fine margins. We had plenty of the circle attack but the German circle defence was good.

“Our yellow card in the last quarter and some rushed defensive decisions cost us two corners and therefore two goals but despite the score line we remain positive about the bigger picture we are working towards here.”

Captain Danson added: “Two clinical corners from Germany were the difference today. We had good opportunities on the counter and in the circle and will review these and how we as forwards can convert these chances. 

“We are a very tight group and with this strength will now focus on Argentina tomorrow, a game which we are really looking forward to.” 

Next up for England are Argentina on Sunday morning at 7am UK time live on BT Sport.