Ipoh: After a thrilling win against Korea, courtesy a last-minute goal by SK Uthappa, it was difficult for India hockey coach Michael Nobbs to hide his excitement after the disappointment of losing 1-5 to New Zealand in the opening match.
"I'm obviously delighted with the result. The victory from a last-minute goal made my heart's pacemaker begin functioning again," Nobbs said. "We made a silly error to concede the penalty corner that gave the equaliser to South Korea. That was part of the mistakes we committed in the second half," he added.
The Australian was not happy with the way his wards played in the second-half but said the win was a good gift for him. "We played according to plan in the first half, but in the second half, we did not play as we wanted to. We did not stick to our plan in the second session, but did well in patches," he said.
India beat Korea 2-1 at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup on Friday, thanks to a last-minute goal by SK Uthappa.
"I was really angry at the mistake that gave away the equaliser. But the last-minute goal was a nice present."