Jun 23, 2015
Antwerp, Belgium: After an groundless 3-2 win over France, India find an softened opening as they face Poland in a pool A competition of a Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final during a Brasschaat Municipal Park on Tuesday.
World No.9 India compulsory Ramandeep Singh’s 59th notation idea to corner past universe No.18 France on Saturday. Their counterclaim looked unsure and a strikers lacked in finishing.
Going by Poland’s opening in a initial compare where they put adult a dauntless uncover opposite four-time World Cup winners Pakistan before going down 1-2, Paul outpost Ass-coached India need to play with most some-more caution.
Moreover, in a final compare between a eight-time Olympics champions India and Poland, a former witnessed a sour history. India were heading a essential joining compare 1-0 in a Sydney Olympic games and were roughly tighten to sealing their place in a semi-final, when Poland’s Tomasz Cichy scored an equaliser in a failing impulse and stopped India from removing into a final four.
The outcome was humiliating for that Indian group and this time, a Sardar Singh-led side is assured of not repeating a history.
“The better in Sydney Olympic is still uninformed in many hockey players and we will not repeat a mistakes done in a match. We will continue a plan of gripping a round possession on a side and play aggressively compartment a final minute,” Sardar pronounced in a release.
“The win opposite France increased a spirit and we have set a feet in Antwerp. We will play for a win only.
“Poland is a good group and if they are in a Semi-Final that means they have some peculiarity players in their team. We can’t means to take them easily during any moment.”
The biggest certain for India from a final compare was centre-half Sardar, 28. He looked during his best and was light in movements as he played essential roles in dual of a goals scored by a 2014 Asian Games champions.
Along with Sardar, midfielders Gurbaj Singh, Dharamvir Singh, Chinglensana Singh and immature Lalit Upadhyay will try to emanate opportunities for forwards Ramandeep, Akashdeep Singh, Nikkin Thimmaiah, Devindar Sunil Walmiki and Yuvraj Walmiki. The counterclaim choice will be shaped by Rupinder Pal Singh, Birendra Lakra, Manpreet Singh and vice-captain P.R. Sreejesh will be on a goal.
“The initial compare was a good one for us and we will continue a form in a subsequent match. We are not deliberation Poland as minnows since they have some conspicuous talents who are a means for worry for us. We will hang to a strategies of a prior compare though will make some changes in a group combinations,” India arch manager outpost Ass said.
“We have some good immature players and we wish to give them some-more opportunities. Having pronounced that, we will not give any possibility to Poland to browbeat a compare and we are looking for a win opposite them.”