The Indian hockey team will have to move on despite the heartbreaking defeat to Australia in the Commonwealth Games championship game, according to star drag flicker Harmanpreet Singh, who promised a scant analysis of the squad’s performance in Birmingham.
India was humiliated by the reigning champions Australia on Sunday, losing 0-7 in one of its worst games in recent memory, and had to settle for the silver medal.
The India vice-captain, who arrived back in the nation early on Wednesday morning, stated in a Hockey India (HI) release that “it is difficult to swallow a loss by such a wide margin.”
The squad as a whole is undoubtedly dissatisfied in how we performed, but it’s critical that we move past this frustrating game. We lacked the tempo and energy necessary to compete with a side like Australia, as the Chief Coach has stated.
India entered the summit match on the strength of some strong performances in the group stage, defeating Ghana 11-0, drawing with England 4-4, defeating Canada 8-0, defeating Wales 4-1, and defeating South Africa 3-2 before winning the semifinal.
We can learn a lot from this campaign that will help us in the future. When we get back to camp after a two-week vacation, every game we played will be carefully examined, and we’ll start over,” said Harmanpreet.