From this point the match was done, both teams seemed like they are waiting for the final-whistle. Bryce Collins got the last chance to score for the Blacksticks in the 67th minute. Only de Nooijer kept on fighting because he liked to top his award "WorldHockey Player 2006" with a goal.
New Zealand's coach Kevin Towns agreed the Dutch dominated the second half. But nevertheless Hayden Shaw is very proud of the performance his team showed in the tournament.
In Oltman's opinion the match was like the whole tournament for the Dutch. They created a lot of opportunities but were not able to score. After the 3:0 the match was done, he said. Then he talked about de Nooijer's abilities because he combines tactic and speed very well. He added with a smile on his face: "The only thing he could do better at the moment is scoring."
De Nooijer said, he is very disappointed of his team's performance. But with the award he can take home some positive things as well. He thanked all people who voted for him. In especially he mentioned that this award wouldn't have been possible without the support of his team-mates.