As soon as acclimatised to the climate within the UK, the Indian males’s hockey crew will do “no matter it takes to win a medal” on the Commonwealth Video games, skipper Manpreet Singh stated on Saturday.
The crew left for Birmingham on Saturday to take part within the multi-sport occasion, scheduled from July 28 to August 8.
“Proper now, we’re centered on reaching Birmingham and getting accustomed to the climate and taking part in circumstances there. We’re additionally making ready for our first sport, as a powerful begin towards Ghana can be essential in kicking off our marketing campaign,” Singh stated earlier than departing.
The captain added that crew is trying ahead to placing on its finest present towards a number of the finest groups on the planet. Manpreet additionally believes that India’s third-place end within the FIH Males’s Hockey Professional League season 2021–2022, the place they confronted powerful competitors, will assist them in Birmingham.
“Having labored on our strengths and weaknesses in the previous few months, we are going to do no matter it takes to win a medal right here,” Manpreet added.
India is drawn in Pool B together with England, Canada, Wales, and Ghana. The crew will kick off its marketing campaign towards Ghana on July 31.