Hockey World Cup | India coach Graham Reid happy with staff’s begin, says we have to proceed this course of

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FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 | The Indian Males’s hockey staff on Friday started the World Cup 2023 in model as they defeated the Spanish facet by 2-0 in Rourkela. Indian defender Amit Rohidas put the hosts on the scoring sheets along with his Twelfth-minute penalty nook objective, earlier than midfielder Hardik Singh doubled India’s lead with a twenty sixth minute on area strike. The Indian staff is on the second spot in Pool D and the Indian coach Graham Reid is happy with the trouble of his staff. 

Talking on the post-match press convention on the night time, coach Reid mentioned that it was good to begin with the win and that the staff must proceed the method to face an opportunity to raise the title. “The boys were able to take the ball out of the goal. It was a good start. It is good to get the first game and it is done now and we will now focus on the next game. What is pleasing today is one the defensive effort and the second we handle the ball very well. There were not too many people who did not play well. That is what you need to win a World Cup. We need to continue it in the next game,” Reid mentioned after the match. 

The Indian staff was left with 10 males on the sphere for 10 minutes as Abhishek was handed a suspension within the last quarter. Reid additionally put mild on the truth that the staff has practised with 10 males on the sphere. “We did the practice of playing with 10 men as we thought at some point in the tournament we are going to play with 10 men. It was good. We got in front a lot today and that was very important. We were first with the ball and that makes a lot of difference in these sorts of games,” Reid added.

The coach additionally acknowledged the necessity to maintain backing the gamers. “The great teams in the world make decisions on the pitch and that I think that is what ends up happening with me as a coach. It is like you are putting your kids out and letting them run and make mistakes and we are going to fix them later. But they also need to take their responsibility. Harmanpreet (Singh) made a nice speech before during the shirt presentation and part of that is we have to cannon balls, each of us and we showed a bit of it today. We just need to keep building on that,” Reaid mentioned.

The Indian staff is ready to face England of their second pool sport on fifteenth January, Sunday. England are the present desk toppers as they thrashed the Wales facet by 5-0 of their opening encounter on Friday.

(Inputs from PTI)

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