Watching Pakistan's Asian Games Semi-Final Video Helped Me: Sreejesh

Hero of India's match against Pakistan for the gold medal at Asian Games, goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh said he was under no pressure because he knew there were only two possible outcomes - 'to become a hero or a zero'.

updated: October 16, 2014 12:01 IST
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P.R. Sreejesh (L) at a felicitation ceremony in New Delhi.


New Delhi: Goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh, the hero of Indian men hockey team's gold winning performance in the Incheon Asian Games, Wednesday said watching the video of Pakistan's semi-final win over Malaysia via penalty shootout helped him in the final against the arch-rivals.

"Before the final, I watched the video clips of the Pakistan's victory in the semi-final against Malaysia as part of my preparation. That helped me a lot in understanding how our rival's strikers move and which angle they look to create goal during the shootout," Sreejesh said during the Hero Motocorp's felicitation ceremony of the hockey team.

"Also while practicing the penalty shootout before the final, I was successful in most of the attempts. So, I was confident about my game going into the shootout in the title clash," Sreejesh added.

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