"I'll just say one sentence," Arno Del Curto tells Klaus Zaugg (Watson) when the latter called him to talk about his job as assistant coach for the Austrian national team. "I'm only doing it out of friendship. Pure friendship."
Austria's head coach Roger Bader and Arno Del Curto go way back. Bader was Del Curto's assistant coach between 1991 and 1993 when the the two coached in Zürich.
Austria is going to play their first game of the World Championship on Saturday against Sweden. During the group stage, they will also face the USA, Finland, Latvia, Norway, Czechia, and Great Britain.