India vice-captain Hardik Singh asserted that penalty corners stay their power and that they might look to execute it to the fullest throughout the ongoing Asian Champions Trophy 2023 in Chennai.
India’s opening recreation on Thursday towards China noticed the hosts profitable 7-2, with six of the objectives ensuing by means of penalty corners.
“Penalty nook occurs to be our power. And, no matter our power is, we are going to attempt to use it and execute it to the fullest throughout the matches. Additionally, we’re delighted with how we’re scoring the sector objectives,” Hardik advised PTI after the victory.
“We’ve got to transform our penalty corners efficiently and purpose at having not less than two or three objectives by means of penalty corners, moreover creating the identical quantity of probabilities in each quarter.”
India had been enjoying their first contest on the newly-laid turf on the Mayor Radhakrishnan Hockey Stadium and Hardik gave a constructive overview about it and the venue total.
“The turf is extraordinarily good. Kudos to the Tamil Nadu authorities for doing an important job with it in addition to the venue. Feels cheerful for your complete crew to be enjoying right here.”
The hosts tackle Japan on Friday and Hardik stated they might look to get off to a vibrant begin.
“There isn’t a low-ranked crew for us. Each crew is similar for us, and our solely technique is to begin the sport on a constructive notice towards any facet,” he stated.
“They (Japan) usually play half-court, so they’re good at man-to-man marking. Additionally, they’ve an excellent defence contained in the field. In the meantime, the brief nook occurs to be our power. So, we are going to intend on utilising it to the fullest, moreover enjoying our regular recreation.”
We did nicely to rotate everybody, says Craig Fulton
Head coach Craig Fulton was delighted at India’s convincing begin to the event.
On being requested in regards to the pep-talk he gave to the facet after going up 6-2 within the first half, Fulton stated, “After the primary half, it was extra about our recreation, attempting to get the tempo up.
“I believe we have now been right here (in India) now for 3 days. So, within the coming days, we are going to begin to come into our personal. So, it’s a little bit of a wrestle. However I believe we did nicely to rotate everybody as a lot as we did.”
Concerning the new turf, Fulton stated, “It is a new pitch. We skilled on it yesterday. The turf will simply get higher and higher. Clearly, it wants a little bit of time, however I just like the pitch.”
Fulton stated his facet must be medical towards Japan and backed his boys to brace the problem towards the facet.
“Simply being medical. I believe when you give them a number of too many alternatives, they are going to take it. They are going to rating a penalty nook and have gotten good first-wave runners. So, it will be a pleasant problem and looking out ahead to it.”