Belgium’s attack and precision inside the circle was impressive: Striker Lalit Upadhyay

Bengaluru: The Indian Men’s Hockey Team forward, Lalit Upadhyay was all-praise for the Belgian attack that imposed a massive 6-1 win against Germany in the FIH Hockey Pro League match last night.

The League resumed after a six-month hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Indian Team, who had beaten Belgium 2-1 in their first match and lost 3-2 in their second match when they took on the World Champions earlier this year, keenly followed the proceedings of the match.

“All of us had been looking forward for the FIH Hockey Pro League matches to start. Although we were hoping for a close game, it turned out to be quite one-sided. The German side struggled against their opponent’s attack and Belgium’s success inside the circle was very impressive”, expressed Lalit Upadhyay, who is part of the on-going National Coaching Camp in SAI, Bengaluru.

He further emphasized that there was a lot to pick-up from the match between the two European powerhouses. “All six goals for Belgium came from six different goal-scorers. There is a lot to pick up from and analyse from this match. The loopholes in Germany’s defence is also something we can learn from as to what not to do against a team like Belgium”, stated Upadhyay.

“Now our top priority is to hit the same fitness levels we were at earlier this year. Something that Germany seemed to struggle last night was with their speed and fitness so when we get back to competitive hockey that should not be the case with us.

Our intensity in National Camp will increase from October onwards and we are moving in the right direction and are prepared for any scenarios”, Upadhyay expressed.

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