New Delhi: Gearing up for the new season of Hockey India League (HIL), Delhi Waveriders' striker duo of Australian Jason Wilson and New Zealand's Simon Child today said they would look to score the maximum number of goals to help their team defend the title.
In the previous season, Wilson scored two goals where as Child produced four goals for the champion team and the duo said they are confident their mutual understanding and camaraderie will give a big boost to the team's campaign.
Wilson said: "We have known each other for the last couple of years now. In international matches, we played against each other many times but the Hero HIL is the only platform where we play together and have a good understanding between us.
"We easily gelled-up well during the matches and most of the time we predict each others' move. Frankly speaking, this is good for us as it gives us maximum opportunities to score goals and good for our team also.
"Simon is a very talented and skilful player, and he has a bright future. He has always been an important player in our game-plan and Coaches trust his abilities. This year, we together aiming to retain the title and for that, we have to score maximum goals. Let's wait for the League next year."
Speaking on Wilson, Child said: "The presence of Jason Wilson in the team is a great help. He has played for many teams in many places and has good experience, which is very helpful to our team, especially me.
"We easily predict each other's moves and share many unspoken directions between us. Sometimes, he creates scoring chance for me, sometimes I create chances for him and sometimes we together create chances for other teammate. It's really good for us as well as for our team. We are looking forward to the Hero HIL 2014."
The 3rd edition of the Hockey India League will start from the January 22nd and defending champions Delhi Waveriders will play their first match January 23 against Uttar Pradesh Warriors in Lucknow.
The opening day of the League will witness Kalinga Lancers taking on Ranchi Rays in Bhubaneswar.