Roelant Oltmans also feels the one week break before Champions Trophy will help rejuvenate the players ahead of Rio Olympics.
Eight-time gold medallists India finished last in the London Olympics but Roelant Oltmans feels that his team is a medal contender for Rio 2016 Olympics.
Champions Trophy, which will serve as a preparatory tournament before Rio Olympics, will be held in London from June 10 to 17.
Having qualified for the Olympics after 36 years, Indian women's hockey team has been in free-fall of late.
India face Germany in their opening match on June 10 and Manpreet Singh believes the tournament will improve their game ahead of Rio Olympics.
Indian women's captain Ritu Rani and V R Raghunath recommended for Arjuna Award while Sylvanus Dung Dung recommended for Dhyan Chand award.
India had a ranking of 12-13 before 2014 but recently were placed No.6 and currently are ranked No.7 in the world
Indian eves started off strongly, making inroads into the opposition camp but they failed to pierce through Great Britain's defence
India are clubbed along side Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Ireland and Canada in Pool B in the Rio Olympics.
During Zero Hour, Chandrapal Singh Yadav (SP) raised the issue of the ace hockey player being denied the highest civilian honour
Talking about the team's preparations, Sreejesh said that they are focused on fine tuning their game in the camp, held at SAI Centre in Bengaluru
Citing the Azlan Shah Cup final, Sardar Singh said the need of the hour for the Indian team is to work on its scoring percentage and defence.
Set in a difficult Pool B at the Rio Olympics comprising Argentina, Canada, Germany, Ireland and Netherlands, India start on August 7.
With 101 days left before first tie in Rio Olympics, Roelant Oltmans' aim is to improve by 10 per cent in every aspect of teams game.
Indian men's hockey team finished 12th and last in the London Olympics but Sardar said that the team would produce a vastly improved show at Rio.
The captain of Maharashtra team also is a recipient of the India Book of Records for 30 hours non-stop roller skating.
FIH also decided that Champions Trophy held once in two years will be scrapped and 2018 edition in Amsterdam will be the last tournament.
India hockey team's performance over the last one week at the Azlan Shah Cup gave a glimpse into the team's preparation for Rio 2016.
India suffered a 0-4 drubbing at the hands of Australia to settle for a silver medal, their best finish in six years in Azlan Shah Cup.
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: Australia beat India 4-0 in final to lift their ninth title in Ipoh.
The Indian victory secured them the second spot in the round-robin league standings with 12 points, edging past defending champions New Zealand.
India stamped their authority on the hosts to finish ahead of defending champions New Zealand in the standings after defeating Malaysia 6-1.
Global Hockey League (GHL) has been introduced for 2019 onwards with Champions Trophy becoming a casualty of the new format.
India can still ensure a place in final against Australia if they defeat Malaysia in last round-robin league match on April 15th.
Virender Sehwag tweets a funny comment to Shoaib Akhtar after India beat Pakistan Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
This was India's biggest win since their 7-4 triumph against Pakistan in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
With six points from three matches, India are third in the standings. On top are Australia with nine points followed by New Zealand on eight.
The game started with Ireland attacking strongly and earning a couple of penalty corners early in the quarter, only to be thwarted by the Indian defence.
India have three points from two matches, having defeated Japan 2-1 and then suffering a 1-5 defeat by Australia take on Canada on March 10th.
India had come into the match searching for their first victory against the Canadian team and the first half was played out evenly between both teams.
Manpreet Singh was forced to return to India following the demise of his father hours before India's match against Japan.
Not too pleased with the confusion in his team's defense, Oltmans is eager to plug the visible gaps deep in the Indian territory.
Australia scored four times from five circle penetrations to give India a resounding loss in their second match in Azlan Shah Cup.
India were handed a 1-5 thrashing by Australia with India's lone goal coming through a penalty corner conversion by Rupinder Pal Singh.
India's squad was reduced to 17 for the opener against Japan and to make matters worse they will not be able to get a replacement for Manpreet.
India earned full points against the lowly-ranked rivals through goals from Harmanpreet Singh and captain Sardar Singh.