Win or bust for Brits

  • Last Updated: August 6 2012, 8:07 BST

Great Britain's women's hockey team go into a crunch clash with Holland on Monday knowing defeat will end their Olympic campaign.

Kate Walsh: Has a 'gold mentality'

Britain's shock 2-1 defeat to China means that they need to beat the reigning Olympic champions to be sure of advancing to the semi-finals.

A draw may be enough but then it will depend on how many China beat pool also-rans Japan by.

Captain Kate Walsh, who made her comeback against the Chinese despite suffering a broken jaw in the 4-0 win over Japan, is confident GB can get a result against the mighty Dutch.

"We pride ourselves on going into every game with the same mentality. We talk about a gold mentality," she said.

"We have set ourselves gold standards and everything we do needs to be of that standard.

"We will go in very focused - our coach Danny Kerry will set us up with the tactics and we'll have the same attitude as other games.

"The Dutch will want to come and play. They have the players who can do that so we need to take care of that.

"Naomi van As is having one of the better tournaments I've seen so far and Kim Lammers is an exceptional goalscorer.

"I think they will play some hockey, they won't want to lose to us and even though they have qualified for the semi-final they are a proud nation and reigning gold medallists."