With the FIH Odisha Hockey Males’s World Cup 2023 simply across the nook, 1998 Males’s Hockey World Cup winner and two-time Olympic gold medalist Bram Lomans revealed his favourites for the event.
“I believe if India can deal with the big strain, and if the gamers don’t get too excited, they’ve a extremely good probability to win. India have gotten good strikers, good corner-takers, and goalkeeper. So that they have all of the substances to go far,” the previous Netherlands worldwide mentioned.
“In the event that they get too excited or emotional, then it will probably collapse. But when they will hold their focus, then they’re one of many largest candidates, together with Australia. The Netherlands are additionally all the time good. They’ve improved so much prior to now few tournaments, so I count on them to do properly. You even have Belgium, Argentina, and England are additionally doing moderately properly. So, there are no less than six-seven groups who could be on high. It will likely be extraordinarily fascinating as a result of it’s tight and that’s what hockey wants,” he added.
India is in Group D, alongside Spain, England, and Wales. Lomans, who’s credited with popularising drag flicking within the late Nineties, is at the moment in India for particular drag flicking coaching periods with the Indian Males’s Hockey Group on the SAI Centre in Bengaluru.
Lomans lauded Indian drag flicker Harmanpreet Singh and defined why he’s so profitable.
“Harmanpreet Singh has a relaxed perspective about him. He’s actually good as a result of he is aware of his strengths and his qualities and he simply goes for it. He doesn’t stress about it an excessive amount of when he takes a penalty nook, despite the fact that I’m certain the strain will probably be huge on him. However he has that calmness round him that helps him get the job finished,” Lomans mentioned.
The previous Dutch penalty nook specialist additional added that India has a powerful pool of younger drag sparkles which can assist the staff on the FIH Odisha Hockey Males’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela.
“The most important power of the present Indian staff is that they’ve 4-5 actually good penalty nook takers who can rating. If all of them can chip in, it would take the strain off Harmanpreet Singh. The standard is excessive and I’m honoured I will help them out. There are additionally some actually good skills on the U-21 camp, who can come up sooner or later,” he signed off.