On 2 December 2022, Haryana Steelers won the match against Bengal Warriors at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad. They managed to win the clash with a scoreline of 32-26. It was their third consecutive win. With that win, now, they have become one of the strong contenders for a spot in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 9 Playoffs.
After this victory, they are now in the seventh position with 51 points in 19 matches. With this current, the team and their fans have started to dream about a palace in the playoffs. After that, victory, Haryana Steelers’ Head Coach Manpreet Singh opened up about their chances of getting into the playoffs.
“There’s no team that can give competition to our side.” – Haryana Steelers’ Head Coach Manpreet Singh
Manpreet Singh said that there is no guarantee of a team finishing at a playoff spot until the last match of the league stage. He said: “Nobody can say who will finish at the fourth, fifth, and sixth spots until the last match of the league stage is played. We have a good chance of qualifying if we play well. The team has shown that it has good talent in our last three matches. They are playing with good coordination.”
“Our defense unit played well in the first two matches, but then it lost its way. The players know that they will be out of the competition even if they lose one match, so this situation has inspired them to perform well. Jaideep and Mohit have shown their combination. If the defense unit continues to play in the same manner, then there’s no team that can give competition to our side,” he added.
“This season has been very competitive since a lot of young players have been doing well. And everyone who has been watching this league has been enjoying it as well. Hence, I am very happy that I have made a career in kabaddi. I am very proud that I have played kabaddi and this sport has reached such a big height today,” Haryana Steelers’ head coach concluded. Now, Haryana Steelers will be in action again on 5 December against Jaipur Pink Panthers.