Indian men’s hockey goalkeeper P. R. Sreejesh feels playing against quality sides like Germany and Great Britain will help the team prepare for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics from July 23. 

After a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian men’s team, ranked No. 4 in the world, will play against world No. 6 Germany in the first of their four-match tour of Europe starting on Sunday.

After facing the Germans once again on Tuesday, the Indian team will travel to Antwerp, Belgium, to play against Great Britain on March 6 and 8.

“These matches against Germany and Great Britain are super important for our preparations. It is an opportunity to test ourselves tactically, physically and mentally,” Sreejesh said.

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