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Hockey Junior WC: Stalwarts Manpreet Singh, Sreejesh ship particular message to Indian colts



Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], November 23 (ANI): Having watched carefully the India Colts practice for the Men’s Junior World Cup 2021, India senior staff skipper Manpreet Singh and ace goalkeeper PR Sreejesh mirrored their ideas on the facet’s preparedness.

Defending Champions India will look to retain their trophy because the FIH Odisha Hockey males’s Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021 kicks off on Wednesday.

“The team has been doing fantastic during the last couple of months in Bengaluru. Recently, we played a couple of games against them. They seemed ready to start the tournament,” mentioned PR Sreejesh in a Hockey India launch.

India skipper Manpreet is assured that the junior facet has the flexibility to achieve the finals of the showpiece occasion.

“They actually beat us in one of the games we played. I am pretty confident they have the ability to reach the final. And if they continue to play as a team throughout the tournament, they can win the trophy,” mentioned Manpreet, who led India to a historic bronze medal on the Tokyo Olympics.

Manpreet additionally revealed the recommendation he gave to dynamic midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad, who will probably be shouldering the captaincy duties within the event for India.

“I have spoken to Vivek many times. I told him the main thing for them is to remain as a team. Winning and losing is part of the game,” mentioned Manpreet.

“But when we lose, there is a tendency to point fingers, but I told him that the team should not do that, and just focus on your game, and just stay as a team. And that will help you win every match,” he added.

Sreejesh mentioned the Indian gamers will miss the followers at FIH Odisha Hockey males’s Junior World Cup however taking part in on the iconic Kalinga Stadium will probably be an excellent studying expertise for the younger staff.

“I think the players will miss playing in front of the big crowd. That is the beauty of the Kalinga Stadium, the cheers, the sound, they will miss that. Still, I feel the atmosphere will help them to perform really well and will be a big learning experience,” mentioned Sreejesh.

India will kick off their marketing campaign on Wednesday, dealing with off towards France of their opening contest. (ANI)