Argentina tour gave us probability to evaluate our degree forward of Olympics, says Indian males’s hockey workforce coach Graham Reid

Argentina tour gave us probability to evaluate our degree forward of Olympics, says Indian males’s hockey workforce coach Graham Reid

India beat Argentina in each their FIH Professional League fixtures and in addition registered victories in two out of the 4 follow matches towards the reigning Olympic champions.

Argentina tour gave us chance to assess our level ahead of Olympics, says Indian men's hockey team coach Graham Reid

File picture of Graham Reid. AFP

Bengaluru: The Indian males’s hockey workforce chief coach Graham Reid on Tuesday mentioned the current tour to Argentina has been extraordinarily helpful because it supplied him a possibility to evaluate the extent of his aspect with three months remaining for the Tokyo Olympics.

India beat Argentina in each their FIH Professional League fixtures and in addition registered victories in two out of the 4 follow matches towards the reigning Olympic champions.

“These matches in Argentina had been extraordinarily vital for us to evaluate the extent we’re at with lesser than 100 days to go for the Tokyo Olympic Video games.

“We additionally managed to get a couple of follow classes in Buenos Aires and we’re actually grateful to the CAH (Confederacin Argentina de Hockey) for his or her hospitality,” mentioned Reid after the hockey core group returned to the nationwide camp in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

The postponed Tokyo Olympics is scheduled to start on 23 July.

After finishing their obligatory quarantine, the 22-member squad will be a part of the remaining 11 members of the core possible group who remained in SAI, Bengaluru whereas the Indian workforce toured Argentina.

“In any case the required protocols after our arrival, we are going to proceed with our coaching with particular deal with the areas we really feel can enhance foundation our efficiency in Argentina,” Reid added.

The 33-member core possible group: PR Sreejesh, Krishan B Pathak, Suraj Karkera, Birendra Lakra, Rupinder Pal Singh, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Gurinder Singh, Manpreet Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit, Jaskaran Singh, Rajkumar Pal, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Shilanand Lakra, Kothajit Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Dipsan Tirkey, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, SV Sunil, Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Gursahibjit Singh and Gurjant Singh.

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