India look for a win against Holland to advance in Jr World Cup


The Indian colts started their World Cup campaign in style demolishing co-hosts Singapore 10-0 in their tournament opener. However, they came up short against the junior Black Sticks yesterday and missed chances galore to settle for a 2-2 draw.
India occupy the second position in the group with three points from two outings while the Netherlands are on top with two outright wins.
A win against the Dutch tomorrow will secure India a place in the next round of the quadrennial event and coach AK Bansal made it clear that he will settle for nothing less than a victory.
"We are little disappointed with the result against New Zealand because we played very well. We could have won by a big margin but luck didn't favour us. In most part of the match we played in their half. It was sheer bad luck (to draw the match)," Bansal said.
"But we are not thinking about all these. The match against Netherlands has become very crucial for us. We are eyeing only a win tomorrow. Our chances of qualifying for the next stage are brighter than New Zealand."

"Our boys are playing with great pace and if we can keep up that momentum, we can beat Holland tomorrow. We want to win tomorrow to ensure our place in the next round," Bansal said.
Considered vulnerable in defence, the Indians though did not concede a single penalty corner against New Zealand with captain Diwakar Ram marshalling the backline well and Bansal expects a similar show from his wards tomorrow.
"We didn't concede a single penalty corner against New Zealand and we want to continue the good work at the back against the Netherlands. We will be eyeing to keep the ball maximum in their half," Bansal said.
He also ruled out any changes in the starting eleven tomorrow and said he would stick to the same set of players who played against New Zealand.

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