Last Updated: January 17, 2023, 20:56 IST
India have been discovered wanting in penalty nook conversions of their first two matches within the FIH Men’s World Cup, however midfielder Manpreet Singh is hoping that the house aspect will hit the goal in opposition to Wales right here on Thursday.
India have gotten 9 penalty corners to this point however haven’t scored as soon as from them straight although Amit Rohidas discovered the goal in opposition to Spain within the opening match in Rourkela after captain Harmanpreet Singh’s drag-flick was rebounded from an opponent’s stick.
Against England, with whom they performed out a goal-less draw, India bought 4 penalty corners.
“There have been few misses however if you happen to see, England additionally defended effectively and their goalkeeper did effectively. We can’t say that it was not our mistake, however someplace, England additionally defended effectively. We will analyse the place we went incorrect,” Manpreet told PTI after team training on Tuesday.
“The playing structure of England and Wales are almost the same and we will try to execute the penalty corners we get against Wales,” mentioned the 30-year-old Punjab participant.
He mentioned the match in opposition to Wales might be necessary as a giant win will put India on high of Pool D.
“We will attempt to play our greatest and play our regular recreation and execute our plans,” said Manpret who had led India to a historic bronze at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
The toppers in each of the four pools directly qualify for the quarterfinals. The second and third place finishers of each pool will feature in cross over matches.
Asked about his role in the team as he is no longer the captain, he said, “To be honest, earlier also (when I was captain) when I set foot on the ground, I gave my 100 per cent, and it is the same now also.
“In our team, it is not like that Harmanpreet is the captain (and he does everything) because hockey is a team game and what is more important is to have the contribution of all the team members.
“So, the mindset is the same that I would give 100 per cent whenever I play and take the youngsters along.” Manpreet has not been that nice in India’s two matches contemplating the excessive requirements he brings on the sphere every time he performs, however he’s not too involved.
“It’s all proper. Every time I play, I attempt to do my greatest. No participant is happy together with his efficiency, at all times considering that he might have carried out higher in each match. The extra I contribute the higher might be for the crew,” he mentioned.
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