Gurjit Kaur (Photo Credit: PTI)
Gurjit Kaur feels the Indian ladies’s hockey workforce is shaping up properly forward of their first recreation against Argentina.
- Last Updated: January 14, 2021, 13:37 IST
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The Indian ladies’s hockey workforce is eager on making each alternative depend in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympic Games in July and the eight-match tour in Argentina offers one such alternative the place the workforce can assess their recreation.
“Playing against a robust workforce like Argentina in their dwelling floor will not be simple however our focus will likely be on bringing out our greatest play against them. This will likely be our first aggressive match in virtually a yr and we’re eager on studying the place we stand in phrases of health and execution against a prime workforce like Argentina who’re presently ranked quantity two in the world,” stated Indian dragflicker Gurjit Kaur.
She added that it will be a great check to assess their psychological and bodily energy. “We labored actually laborious on our health over the previous 11 months in SAI and the purpose was to return to our greatest kind. It is against groups like Argentina the place we will check our potential,” she added.
Having cloaked a number of good periods of hockey after arriving in Argentina, Gurjit feels the workforce is shaping up properly forward of their first recreation on Sunday.
“We have been right here for almost ten days and have gotten a number of periods on the pitch. We have paid additional consideration to areas reminiscent of PC conversion and PC defending. We want to be alert in our defence if we now have to do properly against Argentina.”
While the workforce’s focus is on ticking off all of the packing containers forward of their first recreation, Gurjit emphasised the significance of following protocols due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic.
“We are extraordinarily grateful to Hockey India and the Argentina Federation for guaranteeing a secure bio bubble atmosphere right here. We are in a great resort which is about 20-25 minutes’ drive from the bottom, the meals is nice and SOPs on the bottom is adopted to the T. It’s essential to be accountable and simply concentrate on the job at hand,” Gurjit stated.