🏆 JWC 2021 : India Junior Men’s Hockey team thrash Poland in their final Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup pool match

The reigning champions and host nation overcame a determined and challenging Polish team to book their place in the final eight. Despite a scoreline of 8-2, this wasn’t an easy game for India and a number of yellow cards in the second half may concern Head Coach Graham Reid.

That said, it was an energetic performance with goals flying past Maciej Wieczorek in the Poland goal with regularity. Sanjay, who has enjoyed a fine competition so far, opened the scoring in the fourth minute and added to his talk in the 58th minute.

Player of the Match Sudeep Chirmako also got among the scoring players with a double.

For their part, Poland will be left rueing a number of missed chances, something their captain Gracjan Jarzynski emphasised in the post-match interview:

“The problem for our team is scoring from penalty corners, we should have scored more goals. We made simple mistakes in defence, but we also made lots of opportunities to score.

“Now we have two days which gives us time to look at penalty corners and improve things. We have time to prepare and train for the next match against Chile. We will try to surprise them.”

Player of the Match Sudeep Chirmako said:

“This was an important match for us because we had lost one match but we executed well today. Regarding the quarter-finals [against Belgium], it is very important as it is elimination. But we have a plan and we will try to execute it.”


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