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Victories have boosted England's confidence: Bobby Crutchley

New Delhi: Victories against India and Germany have boosted the confidence levels and brought in a positive mindset for the England team ahead of their final Pool A clash of the Hockey World League Final
IANS January 12, 2014 17:03 IST
IANS
New Delhi: Victories against India and Germany have boosted the confidence levels and brought in a positive mindset for the England team ahead of their final Pool A clash of the Hockey World League Final against New Zealand here Monday.

"The practice session was really good and it is helping the injured players to recover. The last matches we played against India and Germany were satisfactory and the win has raised the team's confidence level," England head Coach Bobby Crutchley said after a practice session at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here.

"However, we are working for the quarterfinals and trying to develop tactically so that we keep on with the good work. We will be using the rest day to practice for the upcoming matches so that we can play even better in future."

Sunday is a rest day for all the eight participating teams with action resuming Monday.

Iain Lewers, who will be playing for the Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the upcoming Hockey India League (HIL) said: "We were all relaxed during the practice session. Winning the matches against India and Germany has been a big achievement. Now our focus is on the other important matches and we are working for it. We need to keep the good work on for the quarterfinals.”