Constructing as much as the Olympic Video games in July, the Indian women’s hockey team is eager on making each alternative rely and the 8-match tour in Argentina gives one such alternative the place the team can assess their recreation. “Enjoying towards a powerful team like Argentina of their dwelling floor will not be straightforward however our focus shall be on bringing out our greatest play towards them. This shall be our first aggressive match in nearly a yr and we’re eager on studying the place we stand by way of health and execution towards a prime team like Argentina who’re at the moment ranked No.2 on the planet,” said India’s ace dragflicker Gurjit Kaur.
She added that it is going to be take a look at to evaluate their psychological and bodily power. “We labored actually laborious on our health over the previous 11 months in SAI and the purpose was to return to our greatest type. It’s towards groups like Argentina the place we are able to take a look at our potential,” she mentioned.
Having cloaked just a few good periods of hockey after arriving in Argentina, Gurjit feels the team is shaping up properly forward of their first recreation on Sunday. “We have now been right here practically ten days and have gotten just a few periods on the pitch. We have now paid additional consideration to areas equivalent to PC conversion and PC defending. We have to be alert in our defence if we’ve got to do properly towards Argentina,” she mentioned.
Whereas the team’s focus is on ticking off all of the packing containers forward of their first recreation, Gurjit emphasised the significance of following protocols because of the on-going pandemic. “We’re extraordinarily grateful to Hockey India and the Argentina Federation for guaranteeing a protected bio bubble atmosphere right here. We’re in resort which is about 20-25 minutes’ drive from the bottom, the meals is nice and SOPs on the bottom is adopted to the T. It is vital to be accountable and simply focus on the job at hand.,” Gurjit said.