India to face Japan in Junior Men’s Hockey Asia Cup opener

Kuantan (Malaysia), Nov. 13 : The Indian junior men’s hockey team are set to face to clash against the Japanese rivals in their first group match of the 8th Junior Men’s Asia Cup here tomorrow.

Coach Harendra Singh said, “We feel Malaysia is our second home and we are expecting great support throughout the tournament. The Japanese play a very tight game and speed is their major weapon. We have worked on our defence and attack and we will be expecting to give a strong show in the tournament.”

Meanwhile, team captain Harjeet Singh said, “The whole team under the supervision of Coach Harendra Singh and has been training rigorously. We will try and stick to our routine and keep it simple. We believe Japan will be equally prepared and enthusiastic for the match, but we shall put our best foot forward.”

The 8th Junior Men’s Asia Cup is a premier tournament that will see the top 8 teams from Asia playing against each other for supremacy from 14th – 22nd November. (ANI)