The Indian males’s hockey crew must work on its defence, stated coach Graham Reid. Reid stated that the most important studying he took from their not too long ago concluded tour of Europe was that the crew permits the opposition to come back again into the sport within the center durations of matches too usually.
“We will go over the info from this tour as soon as we return to SAI, Bengaluru however the first issues that requires consideration is ensuring we tighten our defence. We enable them (opponents) to come back again within the center (of the sport) a bit an excessive amount of. The final match was somewhat bit higher. We are beginning to make some floor on that,” stated Reid in a launch from Hockey India.
“We return to Bengaluru from right here and will likely be coaching there for a number of weeks earlier than we set out on one other tour of our FIH Pro League matches in Argentina. I imagine the subsequent few months main as much as Tokyo (2020 Tokyo Olympics) are going to be busy for us with competitors and a few coaching in between the place we’ll work on the issues we have to. The Olympic 12 months has properly and really began now for us and we have to speed up our learnings,” he stated.
India secured a 6-1 win and 1-1 draw in opposition to Germany in Krefeld, Germany. They adopted this up with a 1-1 draw and 3-2 win in opposition to Great Britain in Antwerp, Belgium.
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“Our performances in opposition to Germany had been combined. It was fairly good beating them 6-1, we took them unexpectedly and made good use of the alternatives, however we let too many PCs in,” stated Reid.
“The second sport noticed higher defensive efforts from us. The third in opposition to GB was OK. It was a bit colder in Antwerp, totally different pitch and maybe we didn’t play in addition to we should always have. But the final sport (the place India beat GB 3-2) was first-class. We led many of the sport, got here again twice from a stalemate, scored in the previous few minutes which is a very vital factor to recover from,” he additional stated.
India’s Pro League tie in opposition to Argentina will likely be held in Buenos Aires on April 10 and 11.