India should work on their defense as well, says Prabhjot Singh

Mumbai: Now that the countdown has begun for Hockey player’s ‘big day’, Indian players need to quit making trivial mistakes as that would give them a good chance to win an Olympic medal in hockey after three decades at the London Games, said Prabhjot Singh early yesterday.

Prabhjot admitted that after eight years, our team has qualified for the Olympics. They did well in penalty corners and field goals as well.

Prabhjot has linked-up with former Junior World Cup winning teammates Deepak Thakur and Gagan Ajit Singh for Sher-E-Punjab team in the ongoing World Series Hockey and is here to play in the away match against Mumbai Marines tomorrow.

The 31-year-old bright race horse, who was also a part of the team that finished seventh in the last Olympic Games that India took part in at Athens in 2004, did not see much difference between the coaching styles of Australian Michael Nobbs, the current national coach, and his predecessor, Spaniard Jose Brasa.

Singh said that Michael Nobbs is guiding the team to play in total attack mode and hence the defense is lacking a shape.

Prabhjot felt the probables named for the upcoming national camp should not have been stopped from playing in the Indian Hockey Federation-promoted WSH by Hockey India.

The Athens Olympian was of the view that even in the absence of the campers, the tournament had picked up pace and was getting good crowd support.

Comparing WSH's predecessor Premier Hockey League, which was discontinued after a three-year presence, Prabhjot said that the current tournament was bigger and better.

Prabhjot, who has scored two goals so far, said his team's confidence level is high ahead of tomorrow's game against Mumbai Marines.


By Indian Sports News