Even as an assistant coach of the national team, Per Mårtse, he performed at the 2014 World Championships in a highly publicized verbal skirmish with the then coach of the choir, Oleg Znarok, in which the Russian indicated to him that he would cut him.
This time in the role of Zurich coach during the weekend duel with Lausanne, he himself did not indicate anything, but he shouted everything directly. “Come here! You and me! ”Shouted a bearded Swede shouted at his Canadian counterpart on John Fust’s guest bench.
Rikard Grönborg and John Fust, not to be invited to the same party! 🤬
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“That’s fucking shameful! Ku * a shameful! You’re a heartbreak, “he added a vulgar expression. What made the impulsive Northman so angry?
That’s why ZSC coach Rikard Grönborg was so upset after the game against Lausanne. ⬇️ Mark Barberio was allowed to continue playing after a two-minute penalty, Garrett Roe was injured. #ZSC #LHC pic.twitter.com/oe5fFKzqri
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Visiting Mark Barberio’s intervention on Garrett Roe, whose first named Canadian shot down a brutal cross at full speed. For Roe, the match that Zurich eventually won 1: 0 ended. It can be seen from the shots that the Czech national team member in the guest jersey, Jiří Sekáč, also took part in the subsequent mass battle on the ice.
“It was an insidious attack. Barberio is described as a tough player, but he really isn’t. He is weak, “Grönborg returned to the ice in an interview with the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
Grönborg’s hatred of Fust has a very long history. Already at the Swedish Junior World Championships, the Canadian coach dialed when the Swiss national team led by him injured the then rising stars of Swedish hockey William Nylander and Joel Eriksson-Ek during one match.
“When ugly things happen on the ice, he (Fust) always stands on the switch with his mouth open and watches idly. It is a shame. It happens regularly, he is a bad leader. He and the entire Lausanne team are a disgrace to Swiss hockey. They have a good team, but they don’t play accordingly, “Grönborg continued.
Last season, the two teams collided in the league quarterfinals, followed by Zurich. “It simply came to our notice then. This is not a coincidence, “the Swede added.