I’ve Seen What This Hockey Team Can Say Women’s Coach Shopman

India women’s hockey team head coach Jeanneke Schopman has said she has “a glimpse” of what her players can achieve after her team’s 3-4 defeat in the FIH’s Pool B match. World Cup 2022 against New Zealand here late on Thursday.

Despite going down in the Kiwis, India Despite finishing third in the pool, they are still in contention for the quarterfinals. They will face second-placed Spain in Pool C in a crossover match on 10 July for a place in the last eight.

Shopman also blamed defensive weaknesses and the clinical finish of the rivals for New Zealand’s defeat.

“I am proud of our fight because we have worked really hard to stay in the game. Unfortunately, we made some defensive mistakes and New Zealand were very clinical at their end,” said Schopman.

He said, ‘There is a lot to learn from this game but I have seen a glimpse of what we can do. Especially in the second half, our performance showed that we can play some good hockey.”

Vandana Katariya (4th Munit), Lalremsiami (44th) and Gurjit Kaur (59th) were on target for India. The Indian team started the game aggressively and put pressure on their opponents in the opening minutes of the match.

But the Kiwis bounced back after securing a penalty corner and Olivia Meri did not miss an opportunity to put the ball into the goal in the 12th minute.

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