Germany are grouped in Pool D with Pakistan, Malaysia and the Netherlands. They begin their campaign against Pakistan on December 1.
Germany protected the ball like it was a newborn kid. So much so that the opening five minutes saw India touch the ball fewer than 10 times.
Marijne said some mistakes were bound to happen in the beginning of a tournament which will die down as the event progresses.
Marijne, who took over the team just two months back after the sacking of legendary Roelant Oltmans, though knows it easier said than done.
Rupinder says his comeback will be difficult as he has to stave off stiff competition from juniors to cement his place in the side.
Veteran mid-fielder Sardar Singh was dropped from India's 18-member squad for next month's Hockey World League Final.