With India slated to tackle Russia on the FIH Olympic Qualifiers, skilled goalkeeper PR Sreejesh has emphasised that his aspect will enter the competition to win. “It’s each participant’s dream to play the Olympics and Russia who are actually investing in hockey and need to do nicely on this sport will certainly come well-prepared and we will positively anticipate a great problem from them,” Sreejesh was quoted as saying by Hockey India. He added that the draw which was stay streamed did create some anxious moments as all of the gamers watched it collectively.
“It was a great determination by FIH to create this type of buzz across the draw for Olympic Qualifiers. Watching it Dwell was thrilling and likewise anxious similtaneously all of us sat collectively to observe the draw. However to be sincere we had mentioned what it will take from the crew if we needed to play Pakistan or Austria or for that matter Egypt who later dropped out. So in that sense, we had been mentally ready to tackle any crew. Additionally I feel retaining the World Rating at No.5 was a boon,” he expressed.
The goalkeeper feels India’s tour to Belgium from September 26 to October three will make the crew sharp and prepared for the Olympic Qualifiers to be held on November 1 and a couple of in Bhubaneswar. “I feel taking part in the World Champions Belgium who’ve been in nice kind shall be like a preparatory take a look at earlier than the precise examination. We now have been engaged on an improved defensive construction, higher PC defending and likewise on scoring alternatives and will probably be vital to execute this as deliberate towards Belgium,” said Sreejesh.
Speaking about India’s goalkeeping choices, he recommended his youthful compatriots Suraj Karkera and Krishan Pathak for a great present within the Olympic Take a look at Occasion in Tokyo, Japan. “It is good to see each of them carry out nicely. It’s at all times good to have competitors inside the crew and I’m having fun with the function of mentoring them and on the similar time enhancing my very own sport,” he mentioned.