Hockey World League Semi-Final: Roelant Oltmans happy with India's strong showing against Pakistan

Roelant Oltmans exuded satisfaction after his boys went on a goal spree against Pakistan in the Hockey World League Semi-Final but said they still need to work on some areas.

PTI June 19, 2017 12:49:12 IST
Hockey World League Semi-Final: Roelant Oltmans happy with India's strong showing against Pakistan

London: India chief hockey coach Roelant Oltmans exuded satisfaction after his boys went on a goal spree against Pakistan in the Hockey World League Semi-Final but said they still need to work on some areas.

India rode on goals from dragflicker Harmanpreet Singh (13th minute, 33rd), Talwinder Singh (21st, 24th), Akashdeep Singh (47th, 59th) and Pardeep Mor (49th) to beat Pakistan 7-1 and zoom to the top of Pool B on Sunday.

Hockey World League SemiFinal Roelant Oltmans happy with Indias strong showing against Pakistan

File photo of Roelant Oltmans. AFP

"I thought Pakistan were the better team in the first quarter and they created more opportunities but after we scored the first goal we started to play according to our plan," said Oltmans after the match.

"We scored some great goals today and when we score the type of goals that we did today, that is what makes a coach happy. I enjoyed the way we played, but as always I look for things to improve in our performances but scoring seven and conceding one is good," Oltmans added.

The 7-1 win was also India's biggest over Pakistan, bettering the 7-4 effort against arch-rivals in 2003 Champions Trophy and 2010 Commonwealth Games.

India will next play The Netherlands tomorrow.

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