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Star drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh says the loss to Australia in the final of the Commonwealth Games is difficult to digest but the team will have to move on. In the final, the Indian team lost 0-7 to Australia. The Indian vice-captain said, it is difficult to digest the defeat by such a huge margin.
Harmanpreet said, “The whole team is disappointed with this performance but it is important to forget this bitter defeat and move on. We have learned many lessons from these games, which will have to be worked on. We will assess every match when we return to the camp after two weeks and start afresh.” Head coach Graham Reid said, “We couldn’t match a team like Australia in energy and momentum.”
Harmanpreet scored nine goals in the tournament and finished second behind Jareth Furlong of Wales in the list of highest goalscorers. He said that these games were good for me personally. For the first time after the Corona epidemic, we were playing in front of so many spectators and many Indians also came to watch the match.
Harmanpreet said, “My wife also came to Birmingham and for the first time she saw me in the stadium playing in a big tournament. This is my first medal in the Commonwealth Games, so these games were special for me.” The Indian team will now play the FIH Pro League in October.