Settled Defence is Secret of Indian Hockey's Rise: V Raghunath

India's defensive line has found a perfect combination with all players, says V Raghunath, understanding each other well to counter opponents.

Updated: November 11, 2014 23:25 IST
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Mumbai: A settled defensive line up has been a big advantage for the Indian team in its resurgence in world hockey, feels seasoned full back V Raghunath.

"The defence has played together for quite some time -- one and a half to two years -- and the understanding among myself, Rupinder, Kothajit, Gurbaj and Birender Lakra has improved a lot which is very important. Our combination has come out very well," said Raghunath here today.

"We understand each other's plus and minus points very well. You need time to do it. We try to cover up for each other which is more important as it's a team game. If we don't concede goals, we can win maximum number of matches, that's the idea," the 26-year-old drag-flick expert explained.

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