Hockey: Lockdown has been like pausing the race, says Jarmanpreet Singh

BENGALURU: Indian men hockey Team defender Jaramanpreet Singh said Thursday that being in emergency shutdown It was like pressing the pause button, giving you time to reflect and rectify some shortcomings in your game.

Singh said he will go back to the hockey field with a greater resolve to succeed.

I have been able to use this period as a pause button in my career and had time to think about how much I need to practice to make significant contributions to the team's victories, Singh said in a Hockey India press release. .

I will surely be more determined to become a much better player once we can get back to full training. I am eager to add more energy to my game ... he added.

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Singh also praised head coach Graham Reid for allowing youngsters on the side to express themselves freely on the field. He also said that older players absorb pressure to make it easier for younger players.

Being one of the youngsters on the side, our head coach and older players have told me to express myself freely, he said.

I am very lucky to be playing with an excellent group of older players who absorb most of the pressure so that young people can play freely, he added.


The 24-year-old has been examining footage of his previous matches during the emergency shutdown .

"I have watched all the footage of my previous games very closely during the emergency shutdown period and I have a fair idea on all the techniques I need to work on," he said.

Speaking about the other activities that keep the Indian team busy on the Indian Sports Authority (SAI) campus, Singh said the team has enjoyed taking the India Hockey Basic Training Course this week.

In addition to the training, we have also been able to focus on the theoretical aspect of the game through the Indian Hockey India Hockey Level Basic Coaching Course online.

It's been great to know about the history of hockey and get a better understanding of the rules of the game as well.

If we know all the minute details of the game thoroughly, then we can certainly make better decisions on the field during a high-octane game, he said.