Ipoh, March 02, 2018: Handed a generally simple attract the World Cup, the Indian hockey group head mentor Sjoerd Marijne underscored on the significance of winning each and every match and not be careless about their adversaries.
The hosts have been clubbed with Olympic silver medallists Belgium, Canada and South Africa in a great Pool C.
“It is the World Cup and each group will accompany the aim of winning. Thus, we can never say we are in a good pool or an extreme pool. We have to regard each adversary and World Rankings don’t make a difference in a World Cup,” said Marijne.
“We have to center around ourselves and guarantee we win each and every match in the event that we need to win the Cup,” he included.
India will begin their crusade against South Africa on 28 November and play their second match on 2 December against Belgium. The hosts will play Canada, against whom they had lost 2-3 in the Hockey World League semi-last in London a year ago, in their last Pool C coordinate on 8 December.
“Belgium is one of the most grounded groups on the planet and we have demonstrated that we can beat them (at the World League Final Bhubaneswar in 2017 and in the current New Zealand Tour).
In December as well, it will be a nearby match and individuals in Bhubaneswar will love it. In any case, similar to I stated, we can’t be self-satisfied about any group,” the 43-year-old said.
The Indian group is by and by in Ipoh, Malayia for the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup where they play Argentina in their opening match on Saturday.
“While the group’s emphasis is on performing admirably at this pined for occasion,” Marijne stated, his group should crest in each significant competition this year.
“There are numerous more competitions this year where the group should top and draw out their best execution. We are not taking a gander at topping at only one specific competition yet there is Asian Games and furthermore Champions Trophy before the World Cup. Each competition we should be getting it done and we utilize that execution as a venturing stone for the following one,” he said.
The Dutchman additionally included that the group’s logical guide Robin Arkell has just worked out an arrangement that guarantees players begin each competition with ideal wellness level.
“It is ordinary in hockey that you play more competitions in a year and with our quality and molding mentor, we have made an arrangement for the entire year that guarantees players begin with great wellness at each competition.
“Furthermore, we likewise need to control mental wellness in light of the fact that remaining crisp in the psyche is something we should not think little of,” the mentor said.