Coordination between the Goalkeeper and Defenders is a crucial: Pathak
Jun 08, 2021 23:04 [IST]
Last Update: Jun 09, 2021 00:30 [IST]
Krishan B Pathak, goalkeeper of Indian Men's Hockey Team who has played 50 matches for country expressed that he is always in sync with the plans made by the Defenders during every match. He said that the coordination between the Defenders and the Goalkeeper is very crucial for a defence line of the team.
"There might be only one Goalkeeper on the pitch, but he is definitely not alone. I keep speaking to the Defenders about their plans and ensure that I am in sync with them. If I can coordinate well with the Defenders, then we will definitely have a strong defence line and make sure that we don't concede any easy goal. We practice coordination during our training sessions as well," said the 24-year-old as informed by Hockey India.
While speaking about the Indian team's preparations for the Olympics, Pathak said that the team is carrying out high-intensity practice sessions at the moment.
"The Olympics is not very far away and therefore we are all putting in everything we have in every practice session. The Coaches have devised high-intensity practice sessions for us, and we are enjoying each of those sessions. We have been playing well as a group for a few years and we want to make sure that we play to our full potential at the quadrennial Games. It's going to be a big challenge for us, but we are definitely up for the challenge in Tokyo," said the Goalkeeper.