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I am never satisfied: Nobbs

New Delhi: India might have routed a lowly Singapore by a massive margin of 15-1 but coach Michael Nobbs is still not satisfied with his wards and said the team is yet to reach its peak.

"Our passing was good but I am not satisfied with the performance. I am never satisfied actually, we are not even close to where we want to be, we haven`t peak yet and neither do we expect to peak now. The pace of the game was good and the players were sharp," he told reporters after today`s match.

"We practiced a few patterns in playing to score goals but we have to be more thorough. We have utilised just 70 per cent of our potential. It was a one-sided game but there is always things to be learnt from every game. We had 20-25 shots at the goalpost but we need to be more ruthless whether it is against 25 or 35 year olds," he added.

Vice-captain and star midfielder Sardara Singh said they had set a target of scoring 19 goals at least.

"We played attacking hockey, our pressing was good and we used the chances, they had a young team and we never played them, they played ok but our game could have been better.We had set a target of 19 goals. There were some missed chances and mistakes, we will video analyse them and work on our mistakes," Sardara said.

Asked about the low penalty corner conversion by his side who earned six PCs but could score just one of them, Sardara admitted they have to work on this area.

"We didn`t do well in the penalty corners, I mean, we could have done much better, we got quite a few PCs and we need to try to be better in this area and also in trapping the ball," he said.

"We would focus on Canada and France game now. Our dragflickers converted the chances, there was a misunderstanding in the defence and so we conceded one goal and we will learn from our mistakes," he added.

PTI

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