Tokyo Olympics: Hockey staff has nice probability to face on podium, says former skipper Bharat Chetri: Former India skipper and goalkeeper Bharat Chetri mentioned merely that includes within the London Olympics gave the facet a much-needed motivation as they’d missed out in 2008. After dealing with the frustration of not qualifying for the 2008 Olympics, Chetri was very enthusiastic about main the Indian staff within the 2012 Olympics.
“The yr 2008 was a tragic one for us as we couldn’t qualify for the Olympics, so once we certified for the 2012 Olympics, it was a terrific feeling. It felt actually good to go for the 2012 Olympics in London,” mentioned Chetri within the twelfth article of Hockey India’s Flashback sequence.
Nonetheless, the Indian staff couldn’t discover their groove and completed final within the competitors.
The previous captain expressed that the Indian staff had an excellent set of gamers, however they couldn’t produce the required performances.
“We had an excellent staff within the 2012 Olympics, however we couldn’t put within the performances match after match, that had been required. We performed properly towards Netherlands in our first match, although we misplaced 2-3,” mentioned Chetri.
“We must always have taken our recreation to the subsequent degree in the remainder of the matches, however we couldn’t do this. As soon as we misplaced the second recreation towards New Zealand, we couldn’t discover a means to enhance our recreation,” he added.
The previous goalkeeper added that issues may’ve been barely totally different if India had at the very least drawn their first match towards the Netherlands.
“If we’d’ve at the very least drawn our first recreation towards the Netherlands, then issues may’ve been totally different for us. If we drew that recreation, then our confidence would’ve been up. We had possibilities to win that recreation as properly. The primary recreation was essential for us whereby we couldn’t put within the crucial efficiency,” he mentioned.
Nonetheless, Chetri mentioned that the 2012 Olympics was an enormous expertise in his profession, “The Olympics is the largest occasion for any sportsperson. It was an enormous expertise in my profession.
The very best athletes from world wide take part within the Olympics and the opposite individuals additionally get to observe the very best of the very best in motion on the Video games.”
When requested concerning the present Indian males’s and ladies’s hockey groups’ possibilities on the Tokyo Olympics, Chetri mentioned each the groups have a terrific probability of successful a medal.
“Each the Indian males’s and ladies’s hockey groups are excellent. Each the perimeters have put in good performances within the current previous.
“I believe we’ve got a terrific probability to face on the rostrum on the Tokyo Video games. The gamers are excessive on confidence, they usually have been working onerous on their video games. The gamers are very match as properly,” signed off Chetri.