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Manpreet said, will try to convert the penalty corner against Wales

Manpreet said, will try to convert the penalty corner against Wales

India have earned nine penalty corners in the two matches so far but have not been able to convert any of them directly. Against Spain, however, Amit Rohidas scored after captain Harmanpreet Singh’s drag-flick rebounded off the opponent’s stick. India played out a goalless draw against England.

India failed to convert penalty corners in the first two matches of the FIH World Cup but midfielder Manpreet Singh is hopeful that his team will be able to do so when they take on Wales on Thursday. India have earned nine penalty corners in the two matches so far but have not been able to convert any of them directly. Against Spain, however, Amit Rohidas scored after captain Harmanpreet Singh’s drag-flick rebounded off the opponent’s stick. India played out a goalless draw against England.

India got four penalty corners in this match. Manpreet told PTI after the team’s practice here on Tuesday, “We missed a few opportunities but if you see against England, they defended well and their goalkeeper showed a great game.” We can’t say it wasn’t our fault but England also defended well. We will assess where we made a mistake.

He said, “England and Wales play almost the same style and we will try to convert the penalty corners against Wales.” D will reach the top. Manpreet, who captained the Indian team that won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, said, “We will try to do our best and go ahead according to our plan.”

The top team from each pool will directly enter the quarter-finals while the second and third placed teams will play cross-over matches. Manpreet was asked what is his role in the team now that he is no longer the captain, he said, “To be honest, earlier also when I used to step on the field, I used to give my 100 per cent and still do. Am. Hockey is a team game and the contribution of all players is important.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.



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