Constructing as much as the Olympic Video games in July, the Indian ladies’s hockey crew is eager on making each alternative depend and the Eight-match tour in Argentina offers one such alternative the place the crew can assess their sport. “Enjoying towards a powerful crew like Argentina of their dwelling floor will not be simple however our focus shall be on bringing out our greatest play towards them. This shall be our first aggressive match in virtually a 12 months and we’re eager on studying the place we stand when it comes to health and execution towards a high crew like Argentina who’re at the moment ranked No.2 on the planet,” said India’s ace dragflicker Gurjit Kaur.
She added that will probably be a great take a look at to evaluate their psychological and bodily power. “We labored actually exhausting on our health over the previous 11 months in SAI and the purpose was to return to our greatest kind. It’s towards groups like Argentina the place we will take a look at our potential,” she mentioned.
Having cloaked a couple of good periods of hockey after arriving in Argentina, Gurjit feels the crew is shaping up nicely forward of their first sport on Sunday. “We now have been right here practically ten days and have gotten a couple of periods on the pitch. We now have paid further consideration to areas corresponding to PC conversion and PC defending. We must be alert in our defence if we now have to do nicely towards Argentina,” she mentioned.
Whereas the crew’s focus is on ticking off all of the packing containers forward of their first sport, Gurjit emphasised the significance of following protocols because of the on-going pandemic. “We’re extraordinarily grateful to Hockey India and the Argentina Federation for guaranteeing a protected bio bubble surroundings right here. We’re in a great lodge which is about 20-25 minutes’ drive from the bottom, the meals is sweet and SOPs on the bottom is adopted to the T. It is necessary to be accountable and simply give attention to the job at hand.,” Gurjit said.