Dragflick Newsdesk : The Indian Men’s Hockey Team will look to consolidate their lead at the top of the FIH Hockey Pro League 2021/22 points table when they take on Germany in the two-legged contest on April 14 and 15 at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
The Indian team are currently placed on top of the FIH Pro League table with 21 points in 10 matches. They come into the double-header with 3-3 (3-2 SO) and 4-3 wins against England.
Speaking at the pre-match Virtual Press Conference Indian Men’s Team Captain Amit Rohidas stated that the team will look to maintain its position at the top.
“We played exceptionally well against England and managed to win both the games. It’s a very good feeling to lead the league table. It’s a team effort and we will look to maintain our position at the top,” Amit said.
Speaking about the preparedness for the two-legged contest against Germany, the Indian Captain said,
“We have done our homework through the video analysis and worked on the areas we needed to improve upon. From practicing PCs to ball position, we have worked on everything.
Meanwhile, Vice-Captain Harmanpreet Singh, who achieved the 100-goal milestone during India’s previous FIH Hockey Pro League match against England, said,
“It’s more of a team achievement for me. I am just happy that I was able to contribute to the team’s victory. I am also happy with our performances and we are always looking for creating more and more chances whenever possible.”
When asked if India will have an advantage over the young German squad, Harmanpreet said,
“We don’t think about who our opponent is, whether it’s a young team or an experienced one, we just want to do well as a team and improve our performance with every game. Also, we should be wary of the young team as they will give their 100% to win the game and prove themselves.”