We lacked in finishing during CWG: Indian women’s team forward Navneet Kaur | Hockey News

BENGALERU: Indian women’s hockey team forward Navneet Kaur admitted on Monday that his side had failed to complete the World Cup and Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and that is an area that needs improvement in future tournaments.
The team had a disappointing performance at the FIH Women’s World Cup jointly hosted by Spain and the Netherlands in July, failing to even reach the quarter-finals. But Indian women won a bronze medal in Birmingham, her first medal in the CTM in 16 years.
“We are working on improving our team coordination. We are also working on our finishing as a team so that we are extremely clinical when the chances come our way, which was the one area we lacked in the World Cup and CWG 2022,” Navneet said.
“As a team, we have identified these areas and have already started working to improve them in order to be ready before the next tournament,” she said in a statement. Hockey India Release.
Navneet, who was an important member of India’s attack during the quadrennial sporting event, spoke about the team’s future ambitions and how she sees herself playing a bigger role in the team in the future .
“The medal at CWG brought us great joy as a team, although our team felt a bit depressed after the loss in the semi-finals,” said the Haryana player, who played over 100 matches for India.
“It was special to see everyone on the team fired up to focus on the bronze medal game and you could feel the unity of the team as we focused on the laser to the draw for the bronze medal. That moment was really surreal, especially for me.”
The 26-year-old said the team is fully focused on the upcoming competitions.
“The young players have settled into the team very well and their integration into the team is going smoothly. The best part is that the young players have so many opportunities in international competitions that will help them improve in very little time.”
She also talked about the areas she is looking to improve to move forward as a player.
“I need to improve my situational awareness, so I can control the ball better and in turn control the pace of the game better, because then I can play at my own pace and pick moments in the game to either slow it down. lower it or increase it depending on the situation.
“As a senior player now, I seek to help young people with anything and everything on and off the pitch. We speak freely off the pitch and encourage open discussions,” Navneet said.

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