India face Pakistan in must-win Azlan Shah clash
India hockey coach Michael Nobbs admitted his young side could be nervous as they take on arch-rivals Pakistan in a must-win clash to keep alive their hopes of winning silverware at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia
“The advice to the players is to be consistent and to take the match against Pakistan as just another one. The team is young and a little raw and the nerve factor could possibly separate the winner,” said Nobbs.
India began this tournament with a 3-4 defeat to Australia and followed it up with a 1-2 loss to South Korea.
Pakistan, on the other hand, opened their campaign with a 3-4 win against New Zealand before being hammered 0-6 by six-time champs Australia.