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Against Spain, we checked most of the boxes: Graham Reid, the coach of India’s hockey team

He also praised the home team’s defense for keeping their opponents from scoring.

India’s lead coach, Graham Reid, stated that his players met most of the requirements during their FIH men’s hockey World Cup opener on Friday in Rourkela, where they defeated a tough Spain group 2-0.

He also praised the home team’s defense for keeping their opponents from scoring. “The boys were able to retrieve the ball from the goal with success. It was a good start. “It is good to get the first game, it is done now, and we will now focus on the next game,” Reid said in the press conference that followed the match.

“Because we anticipated playing with ten men at some point during the tournament, we practiced playing together. It tasted good. Importantly, we led today consistently. In games like these, having the ball first makes a big difference. “The defensive effort and excellent ball handling today are pleasing. There were very few bad players present. That is required to win the World Cup. We must continue it in the subsequent game,” he added.

At the Birsa Munda Stadium on Sunday, India will play England in their second Pool D match. The Australian was also pleased by the performances of goaltenders PR Sreejesh and Krishan Bahadur Pathak. “We’ve been playing that way. Both keepers have been playing exceptionally well, so I’m happy. When asked about Sreejesh, who was already a legend in the game, he said, “They are pushing each other.”

“I want both of them to be options for life,” says “They will be a good match if one of them is doing well and something happens to the other.” There are many benefits.” Reid also said that the Indian team will soon break all previous records. I have tried a lot of different things to try to solve problems and fill in the gaps during my two years as a coach. Despite this, I am a firm believer in mindset, and it is simple to resolve many of the tactical issues we discussed by maintaining a positive outlook. However, the problem is that it is impossible to predict which strategy will be most effective. “There was a turn in favor of the team and a tempo,” he stated.

“As a coach, I think that the best teams in the world make choices on the field. It’s as though you’re letting your kids make mistakes and saying you’ll fix them later.

However, they must also acknowledge their responsibility. Harmanpreet (Singh) gave a nice speech before the shirt was given out. One section of that speech stated that today we were all required to shoot cannon balls. We simply have to continue working on that.”

Using a well-known analogy, he stated, “On that Australian tour, we fired 15 bullets and maybe we have found a couple of cannon balls now.” He was talking about India’s 15 goals in that five-match series, which India fought for but lost 1-4. Captain Harmanpreet was also pleased with the team’s impressive defensive performance.

“After we did it, we talked about how important it is to always be strong in defense. All of the boys did well in the final quarter when we were down one man because we can’t make silly mistakes. “The coach said that box practice helped,” he said.

When asked about his performance, the captain admitted, “Yes, I could not convert the PCs and also missed a penalty stroke.” I must, however, ignore it and move on to the next one because it was a part of the game. However, the team as a whole performed exceptionally well. We can impede progress.

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