We can take points from Denmark says skipper
The captain of Great Britain, Jonathan Phillips, believes that this afternoon's clash with Denmark is a win, while the Pete Russell team looks for a win at the World Championships .
The team is in their final preparations while the Danes are waiting for them in the Steel Arena in Kosice where they face at 3:15 pm, but despite two defeats, the mood is optimistic among the players.
The Sheffield Steelers man, who will get his 90th-century cap, admits that despite his great experience, playing at this level is a learning curve for him as he compares to the best in the world.
"The atmosphere is pretty good at the moment and the two matches we have played so far have prepared us well," he said. "We learn every game and we adapt to the speed and thinking process we need to participate in this competition.
"I think we are confident in what we can do to move forward. This is a learning curve for me and having the opportunity to play against these teams is something you learn at every shift.
"For us, Denmark is an unavoidable goal. Sunday's match is something that should not be overlooked for the tournament, but we want a result in this competition and we certainly want it against Denmark.
"It's a tough team that skates well and has the skills, but we need to focus on ourselves and continue to improve as we have been.
"The only thing we can remember from the first two games is that we need to be more confident about the puck, because we can play more games for us to consider.
"We did not learn much about them, but we will do the preparatory meeting on the morning of the game and find out more about them. There are so many games to come that It is important to only take one at a time. "
Phillips has taken a look at the tournament as a whole so far, on and off the ice, while British players are in the middle of an unknown terrain for this generation of players and the level at which they occur.
He reserved special praise for A teammate in The skipper is delighted to live his dream.
He added, "You could see the good things we did against Germany. Two rebounds could have escaped us and we could have doubled. It would have been a different game, but you leave a guy who scored 50 goals in the NHL with the puck in the slot he will score.
"Everything has been positive and even the event itself is different from what we are used to. His status is much broader. We have police escorts to and from games, the hotels are nicer and that's all it takes, it's definitely something we do not have. habit, but we take advantage of it.
"Bownsy is a winner and he has proven what he's been able to do in the last four or five years. When you know he's here, the trust is high and the praise he's getting right now is nothing more than he deserves.
"Everyone saw standing ovation that he had received Sunday against Canada when he retired, even Canadian players also applauded, which in turn says a lot about what people think of him now.
"It's amazing to live this dream." That's all and more to be part of this tournament and we're filled with beans in the camp. Let's wait to continue and show what we really are. Our goal is to stay here and we will do everything in our power to do it. "