Bhubaneswar, 3 December 2014: Keen to achieve some pride and finish leading the pool table, Belgium Hockey Team today sweated it out during the practice sessions and grinded their skills ahead of the Hero Men’s Champions Trophy 2014.
Belgium will be facing Pakistan on the opening day of the tournament aiming high in beating them and giving a good start to its tournament campaign. Ranked 4th in the world, the team is high on morale and looks upbeat striving hard in putting their best possible efforts to take on other teams in the tournament.
Speaking on the practice session, Belgium’s Captain Dohmen John-John said, “With just three days since our arrival in Bhubaneswar, we have been to the pitch three times already making all our training sessions a good learning experience for us. We can feel the newness in the pitch and the team is very happy with the turf. Winning every match will be very difficult but will try to win most of the matches and keep our spirits alive. All of us will try to give our best shot in the tournament.”
Speaking after the practice session, Belgium’s Thomas Briels said, “We are working on those areas where we are lacking. Over time, having practiced rigorously, we have successfully started implementing our strategies on the field. Riding high in confidence, the team is continuously working hard to put up their best performance in every game.”