It was a tough game today against Chinese Taipei. The opponents have well organized playing structure and discipline. We started the game well in a defensive perspective. Therefore, we ended the first quarter without conceded goals but we also struggled to get any goals upfront. The mistakes and turnovers created huge pressure to us. Those were also the key reason of our 4:0 lost to the opponents. We have to raise our quality in order to get more outcomes and better results in the next and final pool match versus Singapore.
The fifth day of the tour was a rest day for our team. After dinner, we went to the pitch to see the game between Oman and our next opponent, Singapore. Different tasks were assigned to us, for example, we have to take a look at the opposition’s press shape and their playing style. Pre-match analysis is a key element that helps the development of specific game plan towards different teams and players. Wish the preparation can lead us to the first victory in this tournament.
First game done. Playing against the home team was never easy. The Oman team players were physically strong and tough to deal with. They were quick, which also mean they were good at counter attacks.
We ended up losing 7:0 to the opponents as we did not start the game well in our pace. We have to limit our mistakes, especially the turnovers. Thus, the opponents cannot take advantage on our mistakes easily.
It was not our best performance but I believe we will keep improving in the following matches.
Hello I’m Ed, one of the squad member of the U21 Hong Kong hockey team. Tonight we will be departing from Hong Kong to Oman for the Junior AHF Cup organized by the Asian Hockey Federation. We will play against Oman, Singapore and Chinese Taipei in pool B.
For your information, Oman is a country on the southeastern coast of Arabian Peninsula. It will take us around 9 hours flight to get there. Stay tuned for more news.
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