Muscat: India’s penalty corner specialist Harmanpreet Singh said his team is focused on retaining the Hero Asian Champions Trophy after it thrashed South Korea 4-1 in the last league outing here.
“The Indian team goes out looking for early goals every time. The team is maintaining its structure and focused on retaining the title,” said Harmanpreet, who scored three goals against South Korea last night at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex here. India stayed on top of the league standings with 13 points from five outings.
Their semi-final opponent will be determined after the last round of league matches tonight, although Malaysia, Pakistan and Japan have earned enough points to push South Korea and Oman out of the frame. “The support from Indian fans here in Muscat has been wonderful. The fan support is always a big boost for us,” said Harmanpreet. India next plays the semi-final on October 27.