Extremely happy with the way I have started my international career: Indian men’s hockey midfielder Rajkumar Pal

Bengaluru: Indian men’s hockey team midfielder Rajkumar Pal, who made his Indian senior team debut against Belgium last year, said he was very happy with the way he started his international career. . In no time, the 23-year-old has already achieved impactful performances for the Indian team in major competitions.

“The way you start anything is very crucial and therefore I really wanted to get off to a good start in my international career. It was a dream come true for me when I got the chance to walk the pitch with the Indian team for the game against Belgium in the FIH Hockey Pro League last year and I’m really happy with the way things have gone for me so far. Then the two goals I scored against Australia in the FIH Hockey Pro League gave me a lot of confidence and I just looked to extend the momentum from there, ”said the midfielder.

Pal added that he was looking forward to making many other contributions to the Indian team’s victories in the future.

“It was great to help the team win with a goal against Argentina in our first game of the tour last month. My main goal is to help the team win in any way I can. , and I was happy with the way I performed. our recent Argentina tour. Even though I didn’t play too many matches for the Indian senior team, I have already started to feel very upset. “Comfortable at the highest level. I look forward to contributing to many more victories for the Indian team in the future,” said the 23-year-old.

Asked about his goals for the future, Rajkumar said an Olympic gold medal was every athlete’s biggest dream.

“An Olympic Gold Medal is the ultimate goal for all of us and we have put in hard work to achieve our goal at this year’s Olympics. I would like to thank Hockey India and SAI for providing a safe and secure environment for our training for the Olympics in the toughest times. Without their help and guidance, we wouldn’t be able to train for the biggest prize in sport, “Pal signed.

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