Indian men’s hockey team on Saturday left for England for the Commonwealth Games (CWG). The mega event will be held in Birmingham from July 28 to August 8.
The Indian team, led by Manpreet Singh, are placed in Pool B at the CWG along with England, Canada, Wales, and Ghana.
Skipper Manpreet spoke about his team’s excitement for the impending tournament ahead of their departure, saying that they will be aiming for a podium finish at the Games.
“We are quite excited about this event as we have been training for this competition for quite some time now, and we are looking forward to putting on our best show against some of the best teams in the world. Having worked on our strengths and weaknesses in the last few months, we will do whatever it takes to win a medal here” Manpreet said.
“Right now, we are focused on reaching Birmingham and getting accustomed to the weather and playing conditions there. We are also preparing for our first game, as a strong start against Ghana will be crucial in kicking off our campaign,” he added
India will open their CWG campaign against Ghana on July 31.