Indian men’s hockey vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh emphasises need to move on from bitter experience at CWG 2022 final
New Delhi [India], August 10 : After a 0-7 loss against Australia in the final at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Indian Men’s Hockey Team Vice Captain Harmanpreet Singh emphasized that the team must move on from this bitter experience.
Having arrived in New Delhi early Wednesday morning, the team has had some time to introspect on their performance. He said, “It is hard to digest a loss by such a big margin. Definitely, the entire team is disappointed by the way we played but it is important we move on from this bitter outing. Like Chief Coach mentioned, we lacked the energy and tempo required to match-up a team like Australia.”
While the final was a forgettable experience, there were a number of positives to take away from the entire campaign at Birmingham 2022 CWG. India marched into the Final on the back of some fine performances in the group stage as they beat Ghana 11-0, drew against England 4-4, beat Canada 8-0 and Wales 4-1 followed by a 3-2 win against South Africa in the Semi-Final. “There are many lessons from this campaign that we can work on and improve upon. Every match we played will be analyzed thoroughly when we return to camp after a two-week break and we will be starting from scratch,” stated the drag flick specialist.