Indian men’s hockey team vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh has said that the team needs to focus on certain areas before the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics. At the same time, the women’s team vice-captain and goalkeeper Savita believes that the team has learned a lot from the recent New Zealand tour, which can benefit them in the Olympics.
The Indian team defeated defending champion Australia 3–1 in the penalty shootout in the last match of the FIH Pro League. Earlier, the team had to face 2-3 defeat. Harmanpreet received the Player of the Match award in the match against Australia.
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Harmanpreet said, “There was a good result against the top-3 teams in the world and this has increased the confidence of the whole team. But there are still some areas which are a matter of concern for us. After the match against Australia when The team has united for practice at the Sai Center in Bengaluru. So we have decided to focus on our basics. ”
The vice-captain believes that the team needs to maintain consistency in all four quarters as well as to improve goal scoring.
He said, “We have had to bear the brunt of these matches because of the slowing down between the quarters. This is an area that needs to be improved before the Olympic Games. The coach also believes that we are in a penalty on the circle and You can also do better. You can also avoid eating more goals on the penalty corner. ”
Indian women’s hockey team is also preparing for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Team vice-captain and goalkeeper Savita believes that the team has learned a lot from the recent New Zealand tour.
Savita said, “In the current camp, we are improving our fitness, speed, goal shooting, ball control, and tackling. Also, we have tried to play with different combinations that are effective in midfielders and forward lines. Is. The team proves itself and it is good for the competition. It is helping to create a competitive environment and improve as a team. “