Previous Indian hockey player Lazarus Barla on Friday said India can possibly achieve the semi-finals in the men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 and win an award in the competition. India began the competition with a complete 5-0 prevail upon South Africa in their Pool C coordinate on November 28. “This is a fair group with the nearness of youthful and senior players. They should top in the pool coordinates so they can play with a relatively feeble group in the quarter-last and enter the semi-last,” said Lazarus Barla, who spoke to India in two world containers.
Lazarus, who instructed the side at the Kalinga Stadium before the world glass, said the group performed well in the Champions League and the World League and should focus on making shots.
“Be that as it may, it contrasts from match to coordinate. In contrast to South Africa, vanquishing Belgium would be intense. They need to focus on making possibilities and changing over these into objectives. They should deal with punishment corners too,” he included.
In their competition opener, India ruled South Africa in all the four fourth of the diversion. Mandeep Singh opened the scoring in the tenth moment of the main quarter. What’s more, as Akashdeep Singh scored India’s second objective in the twelfth moment of a similar quarter, South Africa lost their steam, inevitably giving India a chance to score three more in the whole match.
The assaulting attitude, which mentor Harendra Singh had pushed before the beginning of the competition, was obvious on the field as the Indian players were not neglecting the ball out of their ownership.
A strong assault, quality barrier, and a controlled diversion helped India enlist a persuading prevail upon South Africa in their first Group coordinate.
Simranjeet Singh was decreed Man of the Match, who scored two objectives for his side.
India will play their next gathering stage coordinate on December 2 against Belgium.