Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 9 (ANI): After registering a rousing victory towards arch-rivals Pakistan, India’s seasoned midfielder Manpreet Singh hailed his group who gave their “100 per cent” within the match and stated that Men in Blue aren’t below stress for his or her upcoming semifinals conflict within the ongoing Asian Champions Trophy.
The Indian hockey group will subsequent play a semifinal match towards 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 Asian Champions Trophy Chennai 2023 right here on Wednesday. Performing in entrance of a roaring house viewers on the Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium, the Indian Men’s Hockey Team placed on an excellent show, dominating their opponents from the get-go.
The Indian males’s hockey group’s victory was powered by a brace from Harmanpreet Singh (15′, 23′). While Jugraj Singh (36′) and Akashdeep Singh (55′) additionally scored essential targets to place the seal on the win.
“I think our overall performance was very good. Unfortunately, we missed many chances. Overall the game was fantastic as everyone gave their 100 per cent because we knew this match was crucial for us to top the pool. We started our tournament with an easy win against China. Our coach believed that if our defence is good then we can score more goals. We worked really hard on our defence and comprehend how can we stop our opponent. We knew that Pakistan have many skilful players and used tactics to block them,” Manpreet Singh instructed ANI.
While speaking about their subsequent semis conflict towards Japan, Manpreet, “We are not under pressure for semifinals. Crowd support is really fantastic here.””We are preparing well for Asian Games as you can see. We will meet these teams in the Asian Games too,” Manpreet stated.
The victory cements India’s place on prime of the desk and ensures that they tackle fourth-placed Japan within the semi-finals, whereas Korea will tackle Malaysia within the first semifinal encounter, on Friday. (ANI)