Asian Games defeat against Malaysia still haunt us: Indian Hockey captain

Resham Gupta
Last Updated: Oct 10 2018 17:55

HOCKEY- India hockey team captain Manpreet Singh has opened up about the team’s heart breaking loss to Malaysia in the semi-finals of the Asian Games in Jakarta.

“It was a tournament we should have won and the disappointment of losing to Malaysia in the semi-final still haunts us,” said Manpreet.

“Post the Asian Games loss, the team had several meetings to understand where we went wrong and watched the videos from that match numerous times. When we regrouped for the national camp, we told ourselves it’s time to move on and we cannot let the past affect our chances at the upcoming two big tournaments.”

India are gearing up for the Asian Champions Trophy beginning in Oman on October 18. This will be India’s first tournament after the retirement of the vastly experienced Sardar Singh.