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“Focus will be on maintaining structure”: India hockey captain Harmanpreet Singh after win over Pakistan in ACT 2023

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 9 (ANI): After serving to India to an impressive 4-0 win over Pakistan, captain Harmanpreet Singh on Wednesday stated that the Men in Blue want to take care of construction in its upcoming video games and keep mentally robust as they gear up for semifinals conflict in Asian Champions Trophy.

The Indian hockey group will subsequent play a semifinal match in opposition to Japan within the 2023 Asian Champions Trophy on Friday.

The Indian males’s hockey group beat Pakistan 4-0 to complete on prime of the desk on the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023 right here on Wednesday. Performing in entrance of a roaring dwelling viewers on the Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium, the Indian Men’s Hockey Team placed on a superb show, dominating their opponents from the get-go.

The Indian males’s hockey group’s victory was powered by a brace from Harmanpreet (15′, 23′). While Jugraj Singh (36′) and Akashdeep Singh (55′) additionally scored essential objectives to place the seal on the win. India captain Harmanpreet made certain he efficiently transformed a penalty nook for his group and gave Men in Blue a 2-0 lead within the first half. In the thirty sixth minute, the Indian Men’s Hockey Team earned one other penalty nook and Hardik Singh’s injection was met by Jugraj Singh who smashed into the again of the web to attain the third aim. “I at all times give my finest shot. If I don’t rating then I attempt more durable. I attempt onerous each time I play. It is teamwork. Forwards created extra probabilities and we managed to do effectively.

It is about staying mentally robust. Everytime we scored objectives and we attempt to preserve doing that. The focus might be on sustaining construction and want to play extra in construction in our upcoming video games,” Harmanpreet Singh stated in a press convention. In the fourth quarter, India continued to dominate possession. Their fourth and ultimate aim got here within the fifty fifth minute noticed Akashdeep Singh benefit from Mandeep’s move as he discovered the again of the web with relative ease.

Talking concerning the match in opposition to arch-rivals Pakistan, the place India fully dominated ‘Men in Green’, Harmanpreet instructed ANI, “Overall match was very good. The team showed great effort.”The victory cemented India’s place on prime of the desk and ensures that they tackle fourth-placed Japan within the semifinals, whereas Korea will tackle Malaysia within the first semifinal encounter, on Friday. (ANI)