Barely 10 days away from their tournament opener against Canada in the Junior Hockey World Cup, “upbeat and focussed” Indian colts are working hard on finetuning their game, especially goal scoring tactics, said team’s mentor Roelant Oltmans.
India will face Canada in their opening Pool D match on December 8 at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium, and Oltmans, a hard task master, is leaving no stone unturned to prepare the team for the mega-event.
“We tried different tactics, including player positioning within the circle for goal scoring. The boys are upbeat and focused. We will be playing a practice match against Argentina on December 2 and further fine tune our game,” said Oltmans.
The Dutchman, who is the chief coach senior national men’s team, also added that the players are getting used to the new turf at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium, the main venue for the event which will play host to all 44 matches of the tournament.
“We have trained on this pitch for the past five days and the boys are getting used to the new turf. It is similar to the turf back in SAI, Bengaluru where the boys have been based for almost 10 months,” Oltmans said.
- Soon You Could Get Plastic Currency Notes: Find Out More
- Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor Starrer Befikre Gets A Thumbs Up
- Supreme Court Seeks Centre’s Response Over Various Issues Regarding Demonetisation
- Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Writes To West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
- Bigg Boss 10 December 8 Review: Swami Om Feels Cheated, lashes Out At Gaurav For Jail Punishment
- South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Impeached Over Corruption Scandal
- Former Air Chief SP Tyagi Arrested In VVIP Chopper Scam
- After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya’s Twitter Account Hacked
- Find Out What PM Narendra Modi Told Cabinet Over Demonetisation Decision
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh Assures Safety Of All Tourists Stranded On Havelock Island
- Government To Waive Service Tax On Debit, Credit Card Transactions Of Up To Rs 2,000
- President Pranab Mukherjee Criticises Parliament Disruptions Over Demonetisation
- Pakistan International Airlines Flight Carrying Over 40 Passenger On Board Crashes
- Shah Rukh Khan On Raees Clash With Kaabil: It’s Impossible To Have A Solo Release In India
- US-President Elect Donald Trump Named TIME’s Person Of The Year 2016
India will play their second practice game on December 5 against Netherlands.