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“We’re in a situation where win is important”: Pakistan hockey captain Umar Bhutta forward of India conflict in ACT

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 8 (ANI): Pakistan males’s hockey group captain Umar Bhutta stated that his group is trying ahead to taking up their arch-rivals India and sadly they’re in a state of affairs the place they must win the match towards Men in Blue within the Asian Champions Trophy 2023 in Chennai.

The Indian males’s hockey group will tackle Pakistan in its final group sport of the Asian Champions Trophy 2023 on the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday.

“We are looking forward to the battle. Unfortunately, we are in a situation where a win is important for us. We are a young side. It is good learning for us. We played attacking hockey against China and won,” Umar Bhutta stated in a pre-match press convention.

The conflict between India and Pakistan hockey groups fixtures have produced some pulsating contests over time. However, world No. 4 India will fancy their probabilities towards a younger Pakistani aspect, who will probably be below extra stress to carry out with a spot within the semifinals at stake.

“I believe the team who have better control of their aggression have far better performance in the match. We have many young players in the team but players are excited about the clash,” he added.

India have already secured themselves a spot within the semifinals after defeating defending Asian Champions Trophy champions Republic of Korea 3-2 of their final encounter.

On the opposite hand, Pakistan suffered a defeat towards Malaysia 3-1 of their opener earlier than holding Korea and Japan to stalemates. The Pakistani males’s hockey group beat China 2-1 for his or her first win on Monday. (ANI)