India men’s group hockey captain Manpreet Singh. He said that PM Narendra Modi motivated the group. After their semi-final was a misfortune. Against Belgium and told us to stay positive. For the following match, India crushed Germany 5-4. To make win the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
India captain Manpreet Singh. Revealed on Thursday that his discussion with PM Narendra Modi. After his team’s semi-final loss against Belgium.
India had persevered a 2-5 loss. To Belgium within the semifinals. Which put paid to their trusts of gold at the Games. Manpreet said PM Narendra Modi shook. The players out of disappointment by telling them. To remain positive for the play-off game.
“We want to thank the Prime Minister. PM Modi called (after the semi-final defeat) and spoke to the entire team and asked us to remain positive and focus on the next match. He said the entire country is with you” said Manpreet.
“He called up today also and said the entire country is very proud of you,” Manpreet Singh.
Narendra Modi posted on Twitter
Overpowered by feeling after leading India. To its first Olympic hockey medal in 41 a long time. Captain Manpreet Singh has dedicated the notable triumph. To the country’s specialists and healthcare laborers. To those who have worked tirelessly. Spare lives amid the Covid pandemic.
The 29-year-old from Jalandhar. It was “stunned” taking after the epoch-making 5-4 triumph. Over Germany that gave India their 12th hockey medal. Within the Olympics but one that came after over four decades.
The final time India stood on the platform. It was at the 1980 Moscow Games where they won gold. The nation has eight gold awards in all the Games.
“I don’t know what to say right now, it was fantastic. The effort, the game, we were 3-1 down. I think we deserve this medal. We have worked so hard, the last 15 months were difficult for us also. We were in Bangalore and some of us got Covid also,” Manpreet recalled.