Hockey Captain Manpreet Singh Hopes To Reach in Tokyo Olympics: Captain Manpreet Singh has said that 2020 is very important for the Indian senior men’s hockey team. A conversation with experienced midfielder Bhubaneswar has revealed that the team can reach the semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics. But for this, we will have to perform consistently better with discipline.
Have a good year We were fifth in the beginning and managed to keep it. Our goal was to qualify for the Olympics and we were able to do so with a new coach.
Manpreet said that playing against top teams like Netherlands, Belgium, and Australia in the FIH Pro League before the Olympics will know where the team stays. India will play against the Netherlands in Bhubaneswar on 18-19 January. After this, play Belgium and then Australia.
Manpreet, who was nominated for the FIH’s best player of the year award last year, said that playing in the upcoming Pro League against top teams like Netherlands, Belgium, and Australia would be an indication of what level the team is at. At the same time, the Indian team will play against the Netherlands team on January 18 and 19 this month. After this, he has to play Belgium on February 8 and 9 and Australia on February 22 and 23.
This will be the first step towards preparing for the Olympics. In this, we will get full opportunity to remove our shortcomings. We have about seven months for the Olympics. We want to improve our game with every match. Under the guidance of Ustad Graham Reid, we are working to achieve our objective in the Olympics. We will get the benefit of this in Tokyo.
He said that the return of young striker Dilpreet Singh and veteran midfielder Chinglensana Singh to the core group probably is a good sign. We now have such a large pool of players who know how to handle the pressure. This is good for us. If the Netherlands, Belgium, and Australia want to win, then they have informed their chief coach Graham Reid about what to do.’
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