Hockey fans around the world gear up for an exciting final match of India and Malaysia eon Sunday here at the Hero Asia Cup 2017 Super 4s stage. India entered the final of the Asia Cup hockey championship after a thumping 4-0 win over arch-foes Pakistan in their final second-round clash in Dhaka on Saturday.
India have sailed through the tournament showcasing impressive form. They notched up four successive wins in the Pool stage having even beaten Pakistan twice by 3-1 and 4-0 in this tournament.
Indian team Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne stated that,
“As a Coach I want my players to perform under pressure and this is the best way to create that scenario. For us, at this moment, it is a lot important to play top international matches because we can raise our level,”
He further emphasized that the team will make most of the exposure they gain from this tournament going into an all-important Odisha Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017 this December.
“In Super 4s we got to play more matches and the team was tested at a top level. I think this format was especially good for us now as we go into the Odisha Men’s World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017 in December,” Marijne expressed.
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