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Brasa optimistic of good show in Champions Challenge

November 23, 2009 15:01 IST

Indian hockey coach Jose Manuel Brasa has expressed confidence about the team winning the Champions Challenge Tournament in Argentina next month.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the unveiling of the 2010 World Cup logo in New Delhi, Brasa said his priority would be to ensure that India wins all of its matches.

"Our aim is to win all the matches, and we will fight to win all the matches. We have been training very hard," said Brasa.

Brasa also flayed speculation about his rift with some players during a training camp in Pune.

"That's an absolute lie. There is no problem between players and me. We are talking here on the tournament. We are going to the tournament to win, because we are a strong unit," he said.

The Indian team left for a week-long camp in Spain on Sunday to prepare for the tournament that begins on December 6.

India will open their campaign against New Zealand before taking on China (December 8) and Belgium (December 10).

Source: ANI