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FIH Pro League – We Can Avoid Getting Cards: Harmanpreet Singh

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India skipper Harmanpreet Singh is completely satisfied that his staff may keep composure regardless of making errors towards sturdy opponents on the FIH Professional League however stated one space the place they should work on is to keep away from getting playing cards. The Indian males’s hockey staff produced a strong displaying on the Professional League final week, defeating New Zealand 7-4 after which going previous Spain 3-1 in shootout on the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

Harmanpreet, who led India within the match, insisted that there are nonetheless sure areas the place the staff can enhance as they put together for the upcoming World Cup, to be held in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, from January 13 subsequent yr.

“The staff’s efforts have been fairly good in these matches however we are able to keep away from getting playing cards. As a result of even when we lose one participant on the sphere, then everybody has to run twice as a lot,” he stated in a launch issued by Hockey India (HI).

“We do practice for the way we now have to create our formation and construction if we’re a person brief. Therefore, regardless of getting the playing cards, we had been capable of defend properly. However nonetheless, it is crucial for us to keep away from getting playing cards.” Surender Kumar and Manpreet Singh had obtained inexperienced playing cards within the 14th and twenty first minutes, respectively, in the course of the second match towards Spain.

The Indian drag flicker stated the staff can acquire confidence from the truth that they had been capable of held their nerves in stress scenario towards sturdy groups.

“It’s good that we’re making errors in these matches from which we are able to study from and enhance as we transfer on in direction of the World Cup. We’re nonetheless capable of cool down regardless of the errors and never lose our composure.

“It undoubtedly helps us in constructing our confidence in one another, and bettering the staff,” he stated.

Positioned in Pool D together with Wales and England on the World Cup, India and Spain will meet one another of their opening match on January 13.

“While you have a look at the match, it was a high-intensity contest. Each groups had been preventing until the tip. Spain is in our World Cup pool match so enjoying towards them will assist us going into the match,” he stated.


“They’re additionally studying us and we’re additionally getting an opportunity to analyse them earlier than the match and to maintain a inventory of their strengths. We’ll work on our shortcomings and enhance upon making clear baseline tackles,” he signed off.

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