Bondscoach Pakistan Michel van den Heuvel na 1-0 verlies van Australië bij de Common Wealth Games

Comments from Coach Michel van den Heuvel after Australia’s 1-0 victory over Pakistan at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. “I am happy they were able to make it hard for 70 minutes for Australia, the world champions.” On Pakistan’s penalty corner in the final seconds: “When it’s really warm, the ball bounces on a particular line of the circle, and if you can’t pick up the ball properly you don’t have a chance.” On Pakistan’s strategy against Australia: “Australia put a lot of pressure on our ball players. Together with the collective fatigue, it made it very hard. We have a young team and we need a little extra power and luck, but we’ll get to that.” On Pakistan’s upcoming match against India: “Tomorrow will be a difficult game. India – Pakistan: It’s an iron clash between two cultures. It’s going to be a more mental game than anything else. Our aim is to get Delhi nice and quiet.”

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