Manpreet Singh, who was on Wednesday appointed the captain of the Indian team for the upcoming FIH junior hockey World Cup, said they are putting all their energy and focus on tackling a tough Holland side in their opening match.

Hockey India announced an 18-member squad for the tournament, scheduled to be held from December 6-15 in Delhi.

“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.

“We will do well, but I don’t make any tall promises. We will go step by step. The immediate target is to do well against Holland. I have learnt a lot of things playing with the senior team and will try to apply those things,” he said, adding that Germany, Australia and Argentina will pose a big challenge.

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