Lack of experience cost us the match: Nobbs

Updated: Mar 10, 2013, 19:20 PM IST

Ipoh: After India went down 1-2 to South Korea, chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs said that his wards don`t deserve to win after failing to utilise six penalty corners in the match on Sunday.

"A team that failed to utilise six penalty corners does not deserve to win. Indians dominated more but sadly it was another day when the inexperienced cost us the match. Koreans made good use of opportunities," Nobbs said.

Nobbes said that drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh needs to be more accurate in the conversions and today his efforts had the sting but lacked direction.

Indian team manager Roelant Oltman said that the side has to learn from the mistakes.

About tomorrow`s clash with Pakistan, Oltman said that Pakistan is much higher ranked than India and it will be another hard day for the team.

Korean coach, Shin Seok Kyo said that though India dominated initially, his team which is a full strength one, rallied well and used the flanks effectively to trace out the Indian defence.

He also praised the Korean defence for not giving enough room to Rupendar in the penalty corner kicks.