Hockey World Cup | We let ourselves down by giving the ball away too simply: Graham Reid


Indian players react after losing to New Zealand in the 2023 Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup match in Bhubaneswar on January 22, 2023.

Indian gamers react after dropping to New Zealand within the 2023 Males’s FIH Hockey World Cup match in Bhubaneswar on January 22, 2023.
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India coach Graham Reid lastly admitted penalty-corner conversions let the group down within the essential crossover match in opposition to New Zealand.

“Obviously our PC conversion (was off) but we also had a lot of circle penetrations that we couldn’t convert. We scored three goals today and 3-4 goals would normally be enough. We probably needed to be more in front and tighter in defence,” he stated.

However he put your entire group within the dock for permitting New Zealand to take management regardless of being up by two targets twice. “We still created enough tonight to win. The problem was that every time we won the ball, we just gave it back to him and that was the telling factor. They got their 2nd and 3rd goals when we gave the ball back just after we won it. At this level you can’t do that.”

He additionally agreed that the group made uncommon errors and there was a necessity for a assessment.

“We made mistakes which we don’t normally do, we need to analyse and talk about them and come up with solutions before our next game. I am sure pressure and expectations all come into mix. Tonight we let ourselves down in the last quarter and threw the ball away. We probably have to go back to the drawing board… it’s still execution at the end of day.”


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