Incheon (Korea): Gaining momentum during the ongoing practice sessions for the upcoming Asian Games 2014 at Incheon, South Korea, the Indian Men Hockey team is high spirited and self-motivated to seal the tournament with flying colours.
With the current developments, the Goalkeeper and Vice-Captain of the Indian Men hockey team, P R Sreejesh is excited to have defender V R Raghunath by his side during the tournament to take his place at the time of need as the back-up goalkeeper.
Preparing for the Asian Games, Goal-keeper and Vice Captain of the Indian Men Hockey team, PR Sreejesh said, “The practice sessions have picked up pace and the whole team is training really hard to be ready to take on every challenge that is coming our way. The new format of the game is actually going to act as an added advantage in the field, as it will not only make the game much faster, but will also offer time to the players to re-energise during every quarter to fight more efficiently on the field.”
He further added, “Standing on the other side of the field during the Commonwealth Games, I saw S V Sunil giving a tough time to the opponents whenever he used to enter their D. It used to create a furore of tension whenever Sunil was successful in penetrating through the opponents defence. I look upto him to continue his Commonwealth Games form during the Asian Games and help us keep the opponents on the toes.”
Recently Adjudged as the ‘Junior Men Player of the Year’, midfielder Manpreet Singh said, “The midfield position is a very important place as we have to keep the speed intact and ensure that we support both the defence as well as the forwards and personally if I am successful as a midfielder, it is because of Captain Sardar Singh. He plays a pivotal role in the team as well as in the midfield position and he is the inspiration for Danish, Dharamvir, Chinglensana and myself.”