Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Hockey World Cup: Defeat will sting for long time, says England captain

Bhubaneswar — England captain David Ames said the manner of their World Cup defeat to Germany will “hurt and sting for a long time” after a draining 4-3 shoot-out loss, while coach Paul Revington admitted that he will work on giving his side a killer instinct touch.

England shipped two late goals as Germany turned the tide in incredible fashion here to set up a last four clash with Australia.

“It will sting for a long time,” Ames told The Hockey Paper. “We dominated the game – and deserved to win outright – probably as well as we’ve had all tournament. It shows the calibre of this squad coming into a quarter-final after five days off.

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