Danson keeping cool as Great Britain stay unbeaten

18 June 2015 / 17:47

Alex Danson insisted there was no room for complacency as Great Britain's women continued their unbeaten run to reach the last four at the World Hockey League in Valencia.

Two first quarter goals in just two minutes, by Danson and Kate Richardson-Walsh, secured a confident 2-0 victory over South Africa and edged Danny Kerry's team closer to securing Olympic qualification this weekend.

Danson took her tournament tally to three with a cool finish after slipping her marker and Richardson-Walsh scored a penalty corner to double the advantage.

And prior planning is key to Great Britain's so far perfect performance, according to Danson.

"It was a really professional performance from the team," she said.

"I’ve said it before but we do our homework on every team. The secret is that there are 31 of us in this squad and we train so hard every single day.

"It’s all about the team and the supply we get. We look at the video and assess the opportunities we get but we’re always looking to do better."

Great Britain will now play Germany in the semi-final after they came through a closely fought last eight clash against Spain on penatlies

"We’ll do our recovery now and get ready for the next game," added Danson. 

"The work we do back home puts us in a really good position. Fitness is a key area for us and we have a lot left in the legs to hopefully get the job done. 

"We don’t mind who we play. We do our homework on every team. We play to our strengths and our tactics and that’s what gets results.”

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