Captain Harmanpreet Singh reflects on the team’s performance in the FIH Pro League so far

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Captain Harmanpreet Singh

Harmanpreet Singh, the captain of the Indian men’s hockey team, recently shared his thoughts on the team’s performance in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2023/24. Singh, a renowned drag-flick specialist and a key player in the Indian team, expressed that the team is playing good hockey but also struggling at times.

The Indian team has four matches remaining in the league. They will compete against Germany on June 1 & 8 and against Great Britain on June 2 & 9. The team aims to end their campaign with as many points as possible. After the Antwerp stage, the men’s team is third in the points table.

Harmanpreet Singh speaks about the team’s performance

Reflecting on the team’s performance so far, Singh said, “We played some intense matches against Argentina and Belgium in Antwerp, both in the same pool as us in the Paris 2024 Olympics. We played scintillating hockey in some moments while we struggled in a few others, but the team is constantly improving.”

Singh also mentioned that they used this opportunity to give some match experience to the younger players in the squad and improve their overall chemistry. He believes that the team’s performance has been good but inconsistent.

Looking forward, Singh aims to work on their combinations and positioning to ensure they play to the best of their abilities. He stated, “The aim in these upcoming matches will be to get out of our blocks early, work on our combinations and positioning to make sure we play to the best of our abilities.”

Singh is aware that the London stage of the FIH Hockey Pro League 2023/24 will be crucial in their preparations for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics. Therefore, the team is looking forward to taking on Germany and Great Britain.

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