‘We will never lose, we will only ever learn,’ says Harmanpreet Singh ahead Belgium clash in FIH Pro League
The FIH Pro League 2023 matches are underway in England, and the Indian team is fully prepared for their matches later this…
The FIH Pro League 2023 matches are underway in England, and the Indian team is fully prepared for their matches later this week, said Indian men’s hockey team captain Harmanpreet Singh during a diaspora event hosted by the Indian High Commission in London. Follow Hockey Pro League 2023 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN
”We either win or learn; that’s the attitude with which we all play every game. We will never lose, we will only ever learn,” said Harmanpreet when asked about tough non-scoring patches in his career.
The Indian team and coach Craig Fulton at a special reception hosted by the Indian High Commission in London for the team, which is currently placed second on the tally behind Great Britain after winning five of its matches. The team takes on Belgium on Friday and Great Britain on Saturday for the FIH Pro League matches being played at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in north-east London.
‘It’s great to be here in London after a gap of some years, we were last here in 2017. The Pro League matches are going well and we are fully geared up for the matches on June 2 and 3 and call on everyone to come out and support the team,” said Harmanpreet.
During an informal interaction co-ordinated by the Indian Deputy High Commissioner to the UK, Sujit Ghosh, some of the players shared their experiences of playing for India, the great bonding and banter shared by the teammates and also the coping mechanisms to keep morale high through wins and losses.
”We are a mix up of different cultures and the common factor is we are all Indians, the second is hockey and the best part is our shared foodie habits,” said Sreejesh, who also shared insights into the many changes he has witnessed in the game over the years.
”The beautiful thing about this team is that they have the talent… they have always had the craft and backing of the country. ”At the same time, they play a different kind of style, which is also engraved in the nature of being in India and Indian, and it works. It’s their style, that’s the special thing. Unique relationships (within the team) bring unique results,” added the team’s coach.
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