We're headed in proper course: ladies's hockey coach Schopman forward of World Cup

Published:Mar 9, 202414:48
We're headed in proper course: ladies's hockey coach Schopman forward of World Cup

Aiming to "maximise" the tempo of her facet's sport within the coming months, Indian ladies's hockey group chief coach Janneke Schopman mentioned the latest FIH Professional League matches had been superb preparation for the group within the run as much as the upcoming World Cup.

The World Cup will likely be held in Terrassa, Spain and Amstelveen, the Netherlands from July 1 to 17.

The Indian group has raised expectations after its historic fourth-place end finally yr's Tokyo Olympics.

"Enjoying high groups in these house video games, we had been principally centered on ourselves. However greater than the result of the matches, I'm happy with how the group has performed and I imagine we're headed in the correct course," Schopman mentioned on 'Hockey Te Charcha', a podcast collection launched by Hockey India.

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The Indian group led by Savita ended the house video games of the FIH Professional League as desk toppers in its maiden marketing campaign.

Speaking in regards to the group's preparations forward of the remaining Professional League matches in Europe and the World Cup, Schopman mentioned, "For the following 5 to 6 weeks, we will likely be in Bengaluru - in our personal setting and we are going to prepare in direction of a standard aim of doing properly within the Professional League and the World Cup.

"Our focus will likely be on constructing our bodily robustness. We are going to work on maximizing our velocity within the sport. We additionally wish to restrict the chance of harm as we will likely be taking part in back-to-back Professional League and World Cup matches."

Talking about their World Cup opponents in pool B, wherein India is grouped with England, China and New Zealand, Schopman mentioned, "We've performed England just a few instances up to now and we're ​aware of their sport and the group has performed China rather a lot too.

"However due to the pandemic, we now have not seen New Zealand play within the final two years and from what I've examine them, there are just a few retirements of their group and some gamers are injured.

"However having mentioned that, ours is a pool the place anybody can beat anybody on a great day and we simply want to verify we begin properly."

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