"Would be silly not to talk about gold"
"For every boom left, a demolition is getting closer." That's a horrible sentence. Horrible, but true, and very soon the Swedish national team will stare at that meaning in the white eye.
Because it is true that the Swedish team jumps to the European Championships in Rotterdam as gold favorites.
Since Peder Fredricson won the Olympic silver 2016, it has been steep uphill; team silver at the European Championships in Gothenburg 2017 and individual gold for Fredricsson, team silver at the World Championships in Tryon 2018, Fredricson's third place in the World Cup 2019, double victories in the Nations Cup just recently, the successes of the Global Champions Tour and then the prestige victory in Aachen, where Sweden has not won since 1929. .
This gang is in the Netherlands for medal and it would be foolish not to talk about gold. Everything looks so good; the way there, the group, which has a brilliant chemistry, the team captain who leads the team in a new way and so the horses of course; All In, Mary Lou, Coldplay and Indiana.
The question is if Sweden has ever been better ?
That's what scares you. That they are so damn good. I can be a little scary. I, and many others with me of course, know that Sweden with Malin Baryard-Jonsson, Fredrik Jönsson, Henrik von Eckermann and Peder Fredricson can defeat the Swiss team with world champion Steve Guerdat, that they can put Germany with eminent Daniel Deusser in place, ride faster than the Italians.
But then it was that sable demolition approaching. That's the sport we're talking about. Who is the best has never been the sole deciding factor. Nor who should win. In the end, the trip must be there, the margins and the millimeters.
On the other hand, you can also say that if the tour, the only thing we can not control type, is what worries me the most - then Sweden has extremely good chances.
And if you really want to work on their magical thinking then you can see it as when Sweden lost the jump on gold against the US in the World Cup last summer, then they strengthened their shares to take it home next time.