IWL 2022: Mata Rukmani, Odisha Police set sights on maiden win

Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) Desperate to prove themselves in the Indian Women's League (IWL) 2022, Mata Rukmani face-off with Odisha Police on Wednesday.
 
IWL 2022: Mata Rukmani, Odisha Police set sights on maiden win

Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) Desperate to prove themselves in the Indian Women's League (IWL) 2022, Mata Rukmani face-off with Odisha Police on Wednesday.

Asked about the approach in their second game of the season, Mata Rukmani head coach Sandeep Singh stated, "The approach would be to treat it just like any other game and enjoy ourselves. We just want to be able to play our natural game and focus on the match instead of the occasion."

Expressing his thoughts on his side's opponents for the next game, Singh quoted: "We know that they are a much better team than what their last result suggests and they will be gunning to face us. They are the hosts and we will have to be at our best to get anything from this game."

Head coach of Odisha Police Shradhanjali Samantaray also delivered her verdict ahead of the team's second IWL match and their preparations. "Last match we didn't perform well, so next match we will give our best to win."

"We will improve our back four to stay compact in the defensive third and also build up to progress forward. We will go according to our plans and give our best," she added.

--IANS

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