FIH Pro League: Indian Women’s Team Up and Going Amid losing streak

The FIH Pro League has been unsparing so far for the Indian team which suffered a 0-5 trouncing against Argentina in their first match, followed by narrow losses to Belgium (0-2 and 1-2).

Despite having a poor run in the ongoing European leg of the FIH Pro League 2023-24, the Indian women’s hockey team is determined to chin up and face the challenges ahead. Following six defeats in a row in the tournament, the women are resolute to turn the setbacks into valuable lessons.

FIH Pro League: Indian Women’s Team Up and Going Amid losing streak

Speaking on the team’s performance in the tournament so far, Indian women’s hockey team’s vice-captain Navneet Kaur stated, “We have faced tough challenges in the European leg of the FIH Pro League 2023-24, but each match has been a valuable learning experience for us. Despite the setbacks, our team has shown resilience and improvement, especially in our closely contested matches against Belgium and Great Britain.”

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As we prepare to face Germany and Great Britain again in our remaining two matches, we are focused on analyzing our previous performances and identifying areas for improvement. Our goal is to convert our hard work into positive results. We believe in our abilities and are determined to give our best performance on the field,” she added.

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The FIH Pro League has been unsparing so far for the Indian team which suffered a 0-5 trouncing against Argentina in their first match, followed by narrow losses to Belgium (0-2 and 1-2). India went down 0-3 in their rematch against Argentina. The team then took a beating from Germany (1-3) and Great Britain (2-3).

“The journey so far has been challenging, but it has also brought us closer as a team. We are committed to working together, supporting each other, and pushing our limits to achieve our goals. The spirit and dedication within the team are strong, and we are motivated to finish the tournament on a high note,” remarked Navneet.

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The Indian team has piled up 8 points so far in the tournament from the 14 games they have played so far in the FIH Pro League 2023-24. India would look forward to adding more points from the remaining two matches.

“Our focus now is on making the necessary adjustments and strategies to ensure we come out stronger in our remaining matches. We understand the importance of these final games not just for the tournament but for our growth as a team, hence, each player is committed to giving their best and improving with every game. Most of all, we are working on our weaknesses, building on our strengths, and staying united as a team”, Neemrat said.

“The experiences and lessons learned from our matches so far are invaluable. We are taking these forward to build a more cohesive and competitive team, aiming for better results and continued improvement in our game,” she added.

India will clash with Germany on June 8, while they will cross swords with Great Britain in their final game of the FIH Pro League 2023-24 on June 9.

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