New Delhi: Rising hockey star Manpreet Singh, who will be leading the 18-member Indian team in the 18-nation Junior World Cup, said on Wednesday that the first match against the Netherlands will be crucial.
Manpreet, who was announced as the captain on Wednesday at a glittering ceremony organised by Hockey India (HI), feels that the first match could change things for India.
"We are well prepared and the focus is on the match against Holland. We are practicing keeping in mind the challenge that will be posed by Holland. We are putting a lot of emphasis on penalty corner conversion and playing attacking game. We will get good results," Manpreet said.