-Women team is focusing on speed, coordination and passes: Navjot Kaur
Incheon (South Korea), 17 September 2014: Keeping in mind the magnitude of the upcoming 17th Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea, which will secure both Indian Men’s and Women’s Hockey team a spot in the Rio Olympics 2016, both the teams are giving the final touch-up to their preparations during their training sessions here.
Speaking on Sreejesh’s comments on him being one of the key players for Asian Games, SV Sunil said, “It is purely a team effort at that moment and I will aim to create sufficient tension in the opposite camp so as to sneak the ball in the goal. I will strive to create a strategic game play to make the winning strike. Speedy passing and possession of the ball within the forward line-up is going to help us create more opportunities and currently our practice sessions are focusing on the same.”
S V Sunil further added, “Our Goalkeeper P R Sreejesh is like the pillar of our fort. Sreejesh has always given me tips on how to go through the opponents defence and which I have applied in my games. I have always taken his guidance seriously and it has helped me better myself as a player. ”
On the other hand the women camp is also gearing up for their first clash against Thailand, Mid-fielder Navjot Kaur said“The team is high on morale and we are confident to top our Pool in the group phase. Our training session today was more on speed, coordination and passes. We are confident of starting the tournament on a winning note. The weather is good and we have acclimatized to the conditions here.”
She further added, “Playing with experienced players at the midfield position including our Captain Ritu Rani, Vandana Katariya and Sushila Chanu, I have gained a lot of experience which is helping me grow as a player each day. With a synchronized combination of young and experienced players, I am confident that the team will generate desirable results.”