Ranchi: India’s Women’s Hockey Captain Savita Punia said, “Our performance in the competition held recently was not good.” She addressed a press conference at Jaipal Singh Munda Hockey Stadium said, Couldn’t do well in Asian Games. I have to say that before us was China. Rather than say anything about how he played, I’d say we definitely didn’t play well. Once again China will be in front of us. Our team’s preparation is better.
A big competition is taking place in India after a long time. In such a situation, we will try our best to satisfy you with our performance. For us the game is more important than the team. Indian team captain Savita said the above things in a press conference before the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy, which is going to start in the capital Ranchi from Friday.
Indian team captain and head coach Jenneke Schopman answered the questions of the media. Answering a question, Indian team captain Savita said that instead of considering which team we are playing with, it is better to consider the game as important. The match is important for us.
In response to a question regarding the team’s preparation and performance, Savita said that the entire team is good. Since the match is being held in Ranchi and players from here are in the team, there are expectations. If I speak personally, every player of the team is ready to give his best. Hopefully you will get to see something better in this ground.
International tournament is being played in Jharkhand for the first time. But have played many domestic games. Since the National Game was played in Ranchi in 2011, it is known that there is a lot of craze for hockey among the people of Jharkhand. The people here support this game a lot. This is a good thing for all of us. This kind of tournament is being organized in Ranchi, it is like an opportunity for us Indian team. It is a good thing for us to have the game in Ranchi and to have the support of the people here.
Head coach Jenneke Schopman said that when you play, there are definitely expectations from you. Our performance has not been good in the last few days but we have learned from this also. It is not necessary that you win every game but it is certain that you learn something from the game. We do better every day. We are very optimistic about this game. Certainly our performance will be better than before.