After a 13-1 victory over Canada in Group B of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021 Team India will be looking to secure a place in Saturday’s quarter-finals against Poland.
Graham Reid, the Chief Coach, stated that the win was crucial. He also spoke out about the importance of the goal in an official release. It was very important from a mental perspective to win the match against Poland.
India lost their first match against France 4-5 on Wednesday. Reid commented on India’s performance thus far and said that “We are creating enough opportunity.” We must improve our conversion rate. We are a little leaky in the back.”
“We must be stronger and more in the lead. We did better against Canada. Making mistakes is the best way to learn. We learned from France’s loss. Covid meant that we missed this learning phase for several years, but it was a good thing that we learned quickly,” he said.
The Chief Coach spoke out about the possibility of facing strong opponents in the knockout stage. He stated, “If Poland beats us on Saturday, we might face Belgium in stage two.” To win FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 20,21, you have to beat everyone. We realized that to win back to back titles, we must win every single game after losing to France. This gives us some clarity.