India’s Rio hockey performance encouraging but need time to reach summit, says Roelant Oltmans


BENGALURU: There gives off an impression of being a movement in the pecking request in worldwide hockey. The Rio Olympics saw Argentina beating Belgium for gold. India thought of a reasonable execution. In any case, there can't be much uncertainty that present day powerhouses Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Australia will hope to ricochet back. Whether the winds of progress are blowing is too soon to tell.

"We'll know whether that is valid or not in the years ahead," said Indian men's mentor Roelant Oltmans on Thursday. "Was their execution just force or it is safe to say that this is auxiliary? It will be great if more groups can contend at that level. It will make significant competitions capricious. Britain completed ninth. Amid the HWL Finals in India, they looked by a long shot the best group. That is the manner by which focused it is," the Dutchman included. India's execution was obviously better than in a few past versions. This is ideally the begin of better days for the national group.

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To do that, Rio was maybe a decent beginning stage to plan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. "We generally examine things after a competition. We have recognized territories we have to take a shot at, a couple courses on the best way to play in the midfield and organizing the forward line. Other than that, we will chip away at expertise execution and punishment corners.

We began three years back, however it takes six-seven years to achieve the top," Oltmans said. There are positives from Rio. "The most imperative thing is we are truly near the top sides on the planet," Oltmans felt. "On the off chance that you see the way we contended with Holland, Germany and Argentina, it's extremely reassuring. We should be predictable.

 At last, it's about results. We can't stand to be remiss for a few moments in a match. "One thing I've learnt in life is not to stress over the past. You can't transform it yet you need to gain from it and utilize the involvement later on," expressed the veteran mentor. "They need to execute plans when they are driving. I feel we are playing not to lose or not to surrender another objective as opposed to attempting to score the second and third one.

We had the open door yet did not do it and after that it cost you. There is pressure and somebody commits an error," he clarified. The Indian group will go to Kuantan (Malaysia) for the Asian Champions Trophy in October, subsequent to outdoors at the Sports Authority of India Southern Center here for around a month.

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