“We performed spectacular hockey as of late however gave too many open probabilities to the combatants within the first 1/2. We weren’t in a position to keep an eye on our recreation. Alternatively, we defended smartly in the second one 1/2 and blocked all their makes an attempt to attain,” Manpreet mentioned after the fit.
Belgian participant Alexander Hendrickx scored the primary objective of the fit within the 8th minute. The spectators witnessed no objectives from both sides in the second one quarter and Belgium went into half-time with a 1-Zero lead.
Harmanpreet Singh scored an equaliser within the 39th minute and Simranjeet Singh discovered the again of the online within the 47th minute to position India on most sensible. Alternatively, the birthday celebration was once short-lived for India as Simon Gougnard struck an equaliser for the visiting group within the 56th minute.
Regardless of the draw, India are recently at the most sensible within the Pool C issues desk with 4 issues in two suits. Up subsequent, they are going to tackle Canada within the ultimate staff degree fit of the mega-event.
Manpreet has set his attractions at the conflict towards Canada, and mentioned India will glance to transform each and every alternative within the the most important fit.
“Now, the point of interest in on Canada. We want to win that fit by way of a excellent margin to most sensible the pool desk. We will be able to glance to capitalise on our fundamental skillset and convert each and every alternative right into a objective,” he mentioned.
Commenting on India’s place within the event, India head trainer Harendra Singh mentioned: “I believe it (festival) is large open. With objective distinction we’re plus 5 and they’re plus two, but it surely all comes right down to that ultimate recreation.”
“We will overlook in regards to the two earlier video games, the following fit is the one who will come to a decision if we’re within the quarter-final,” he added.