Indian males’s hockey workforce midfielder Sumit stated on Wednesday that the workforce is “carefully watching the continued FIH Pro League matches” in Europe to put together for the Tokyo Olympics in July.
India had been scheduled to journey to Europe this month to play a sequence of Pro League video games however the matches had been postponed due to restrictions on journey from the nation due to rising Covid-19 instances.
“We have been carefully watching the groups that are at present taking part in their Pro League matches. We are analysing their type of play and construction to use them throughout our follow classes,” stated Sumit, who’s coaching with the squad on the Sports Authority of India’s centre at Bengaluru.
“We create the identical match situations or use a specific workforce’s construction throughout our inner follow video games. It’s actually efficient, and we are attempting to take advantage of out of it,” added Sumit, who has performed 66 matches for the nationwide facet.
The 24-year-old participant, who was a member of the workforce in the course of the profitable tour of Argentina for the Pro League in April, stated the wins in opposition to the reigning Olympic champions was a sign that India’s preparations for the Olympics had been on the “proper path”.
“The outcomes from the latest excursions (Europe and Argentina) mirror that we’re on the precise path for the Olympics. However, we must always play (extra) attacking hockey, and check out to convert the probabilities we get within the first 3-5 minutes, in order that we will capitalise on the early leads.
“Comparing each the European and Argentina tour, I really feel there was a relentless enchancment, and we’re working arduous to keep this consistency. On a private degree additionally, I believe I can play extra attacking hockey,” he stated.
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