India hockey captain Harmanpreet Singh on August 6, praised the Asian Champions Trophy for their preparations forward of the Asian Games 2023.
The Indian males’s hockey team reclaimed the highest spot within the ongoing Asian Champions Trophy hockey competitors after they defeated Malaysia 5-0 of their round-robin conflict on the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium in Chennai on August 6. Following the win, captain Harmanpreet Singh stated that that is how the team is getting ready for the Asian Games.
Previously, India had drawn 1-1 with Japan on August 4. They had began the marketing campaign at house with an enormous 7-2 win over China on August 3.
India is on the high spot, with two wins and a attract three matches and a complete of seven factors. Malaysia is within the second spot with two wins and a loss in three matches and a complete of six factors.
In the post-match interview, Harmanpreet Singh stated, ”If you look then that is how we’re getting ready for Asian Games. We are getting good matches forward of Asian Games. It is sweet for us in addition to others. We can work on what we discovered on this match. It is an efficient alternative to play towards Asian international locations forward of the Asian Games.”
He added, ”Definitely, I believe our first match was additionally good as we scored so many targets. We are hoping to take care of a clear sheet. The second match was powerful for the team. Japan performed rather well on that day. What we discovered from our earlier recreation was to maintain our defence sturdy and convert the alternatives coming our means.”
Harmanpreet Singh stated, ”It is a proud feeling whenever you put on a jersey to symbolize the nation it’s the greatest honour. It is the help of our household. So, the most important factor is that I’m representing the nation.”
While concluding, he stated, ”Teams are good. It takes time to instantly modify enjoying to towards Asian international locations after enjoying towards European nations. We know what we’ve got to do and the place we have to work on with or with out the ball. We will focus on that in a team assembly.”
(with inputs from ANI)