Indian males’s hockey workforce midfielder Sumit stated on Wednesday that the workforce is “intently watching the continuing FIH Pro League matches” in Europe to organize for the Tokyo Olympics in July.
India have been scheduled to journey to Europe this month to play a sequence of Pro League video games however the matches have been postponed attributable to restrictions on journey from the nation attributable to rising Covid-19 circumstances.
“We have been intently watching the groups that are at present enjoying their Pro League matches. We are analysing their model of play and construction to make use of them throughout our apply periods,” stated Sumit, who’s coaching with the squad on the Sports Authority of India’s centre at Bengaluru.
“We create the identical match situations or use a specific workforce’s construction throughout our inside apply video games. It’s actually efficient, and we are attempting to take advantage of out of it,” added Sumit, who has performed 66 matches for the nationwide facet.
The 24-year-old participant, who was a member of the workforce through the profitable tour of Argentina for the Pro League in April, stated the wins in opposition to the reigning Olympic champions was a sign that India’s preparations for the Olympics have been on the “proper path”.
“The outcomes from the current excursions (Europe and Argentina) mirror that we’re on the suitable path for the Olympics. However, we should always play (extra) attacking hockey, and attempt to convert the probabilities we get within the first 3-5 minutes, in order that we will capitalise on the early leads.
“Comparing each the European and Argentina tour, I really feel there was a relentless enchancment, and we’re working onerous to keep up this consistency. On a private degree additionally, I feel I can play extra attacking hockey,” he stated.
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