Indian men’s hockey team Captain PR Sreejesh has said that team is looking forward for the opening game of 2015 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be played on 5 April against Korea. He said we had great game against Korean side in Asian Games last year in which we succeed to beat them.
PR Sreejesh said, “We met Korea last in the semi-final of the Asian Games. While we had won that match we cannot do away with the fact that they are a very competitive and strong team with a good line of attack. To counter them we will have to be strong in all aspects of the game, with clear focus on trying to cash in on the penalty corners. For me, I know they will try every possible way to sneak goals and I am up for the challenge. We will want to start the tournament with a win which will help boost our confidence for the next clash.”
The Indian goalkeeper also said that defender Gurbaj Singh will be the key for team in upcoming tournament and his attacking and defending skills will help the side. He said, “He is growing with every game. I was amazed to see him in the recent Hockey India League. The way he defended and counter attacked was amazing. His speed is the key which helps him to go forward and come back to the defence line in a short span of time. His versatile ability will be a boost to both our defence as well as the strikers in the upcoming tournament.”
India vs Korea match will begin at 15:40 IST time at Malaysia.