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India coach Reid blames poor fundamentals of his players for the loss

BHUBANESWAR: Indian men’s hockey team head coach Graham Reid on Wednesday lamented the team’s surprising 4-5 loss against France in their opening match of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here on Wednesday. of basic skills and wasted opportunities.

Reid, who is the high performing director for the junior team, said his team created ample opportunities but was unable to capitalize on them. India paid the price for allowing France to loose balls deep in their half, which the French players said were put into the goal.

“It’s hard to expect a team to win if you give them five goals. I believed we would give ourselves enough chances. We made some simple errors, like trapping, missing some overheads, hitting the post twice Doing a shot and going across the target” said Reid after the game. “We need to put more pressure on the ball, which we haven’t. Having said that, congratulations to France for their hard work and desire to win today. Our team was also enthusiastic, and we did everything we could.” Could. However, things didn’t go as planned for us tonight,” he said.




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