Argentina men’s hockey team is now prepared for upcoming Hero Champions Trophy in Bhubneshwar. Captain Lucas Rey is confident that daily practice will help team to perform well in tournament against top teams to play in group matches.
Lucas said, “We have been practicing on a daily basis since we arrived here so that we get accustomed to the pitch and weather situation. The practice sessions are proving to be really beneficial as we get an opportunity to brush up our know-how and game strategies. With the practice in full swing, we are getting hold of the playing conditions which I am sure will act as a morale booster and contribute to performance of the team in matches to come.”
Argentina is placed in Pool B of men’s hockey Champions Trophy 2014 in which they will face Netherlands, Germany and hosts India. Argentina to play Netherlands in their opening match of competition on 6th December. Argentina is the only participating team from South America in the tournament.
Head coach Carlos Retegui said, “The sessions are picking up pace and I am quite pleased with the manner the boys have been performing, quickly learning and unlearning the necessary skill-sets. While the team is geared up, they are putting in their best during practice in a composed manner. I am confident these sessions will prove to be of assistance in helping them to produce respectable results in the impending games.” (IANS)