Hockey Pro League: Hockey coach Graham Reid said – Domination will have to be maintained from beginning to end in the match


Coach Graham Reid said that in the second leg against New Zealand, the team should reduce the mistakes of the defense.
India began their campaign in the new season with a 4–3 win against New Zealand on 28 October.
He had to face defeat by Spain 2-3 in the second match. The coach admitted that there were lapses in defense in two matches.

Bhubaneswar. Indian men’s hockey team coach Graham Reid wants his team to reduce defensive errors and attack more when they take on New Zealand in the second leg of the FIH Pro League here on Friday. India started their campaign in the new season with a 4-3 win against New Zealand on 28 October, before losing 2-3 to Spain in their second match.

After seeing the lapses in defense in the opening two matches, Reid said that the team management has chalked out a strategy to improve their game in the matches to be held later this week.

We missed many chances against Spain: Coach
Reid said before the match against New Zealand, “We will try to dominate more.” We had missed many chances. Although I was happy with the way we defended against Spain, we let ourselves down on a lot of crucial occasions, making two or three mistakes and that cost us a lot.

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He wants the players to maintain the same energy throughout the match instead of in pieces. Reid said, “When it comes to fitness, we are very good at it. We have done some agility drills this week and the whole team is on top of fitness levels.

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We have to maintain the energy throughout the match: Coach
The coach said, “But the mental aspect works in maintaining it throughout the match that we do not show dominance in pieces.” This week our focus will be on this. Captain Harmanpreet said that the team has worked on its weak sides during the practice session. He said, “We have worked on some things considering the need based on our performance in the previous matches.”

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