Poor finishing a worry for India: Nobbs

New Delhi: Indian hockey coach Michael Nobbs is concerned about poor finishing as the men`s team scraped past Canada 3-2 in their fourth match of the 2012 London Olympics qualifiers at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Wednesday.

Nobbs said he expected a tough fight from Canada, four places below India at World No.14, and lauded his boys for putting up a spirited show.

"We always expected a tough fight from Canada. It was a tough game and we played well. In fact, Canada also played well," he said.

The Australian was happy with the team`s penetration but said it was poor finishing that was troubling India.

"We missed 13-14 chances. They had only two shots at the goal from which they scored. Our finishing was not good. We were poor inside the 4-metre area," he said.

Meanwhile, Indian women`s coach C.R. Kumar said the 2-5 loss to South Africa has put his team in a must win situation in their next match against Italy slated for Friday.

"We played poorly today and committed lot of unforced errors. We are in a must-win situation against Italy in our next match," he said.

Kumar also lamented that substitutions didn`t work for his team.

"Today substitutions didn`t work. Whenever we made a substitution we conceded a goal," he said.


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