Chennai, Aug 1 The Indian males’s hockey crew might want to management the tempo of the sport higher and swap on from the phrase go in order to start the sport on a optimistic word within the Asian Champions Trophy, beginning on Thursday, stated vice-captain Hardik Singh on Tuesday.
Hardik stated that it will likely be a troublesome occasion for the Indian crew because the occasion may even be preparation for the upcoming Asian Video games.
“I maintain the idea that every crew collaborating within the competitors presents a formidable problem, being of fine high quality. Consequently, our strategy shall be to arrange diligently for each encounter, providing nothing lower than our utmost efforts,” Hardik was quoted as saying in a launch by Hockey India on Tuesday.
Hardik applauded the crew’s present on the current tour to Spain and stated, “We carried out effectively in Spain, particularly within the final couple of video games which included the 2-1 win towards the Netherlands.”
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Brimming with confidence and dedication, the Indian males’s hockey crew arrived right here early on Tuesday morning aiming to win the coveted title within the Asian Champions Trophy.
The Indian crew was greeted warmly by the followers who had gathered in giant numbers exterior the Chennai Worldwide Airport to welcome the crew which arrived from Spain the place it had participated within the match organised to mark the centenary of the Spanish Hockey Federation.
Led by the dynamic captain Harmanpreet Singh, the Indian males’s hockey crew has been gearing up for the Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023 with rigorous coaching, strategic planning, and powerful crew camaraderie.
Notably, India are probably the most profitable crew within the historical past of the match alongside Pakistan as each groups have gained the Asian Champions Trophy thrice every. Therefore, the hosts will now purpose to clinch the trophy for the file fourth time and script a brand new chapter in Indian hockey historical past.
The Indian crew will lock horns with Japan, Korea, Pakistan, China, and Malaysia in the course of the course of the match, which is scheduled to be held from August 3 to 12 on the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium.
India will open their marketing campaign towards China on Thursday (August 3).
As per the match format, all six groups will every play 5 matches within the round-robin stage earlier than the highest 4 groups transfer into the semifinals.
Talking on India’s preparations for the match and the crew’s current efficiency, chief coach Craig Fulton stated, “I believe we did rather well in our lately concluded four-nation match in Spain. We confronted some actually good opponents up to now 10 days and carried out effectively towards them. Now we have began enjoying the best way we wish to play. Additionally, we made some tactical adjustments in our recreation in our current video games and now we’ll purpose to implement these within the Asian Champions Trophy.”
“We are going to use this match as a platform to arrange for the upcoming Asian Video games,” he added.
Notably, out of the six collaborating groups, India, Malaysia, Japan and Korea have already reached the host metropolis Chennai, whereas Pakistan and China are scheduled to reach right here in a while Tuesday night time.