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‘We are aiming for bigger goals’

DNMUM396459 | 9/12/2017 | Author : Rutvick Mehta | WC :597

Newly-appointed men’s hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne says focus is on consistent results and players aiming for more

Mumbai: For long now, the keyword in Indian hockey has been ‘process’. Most of the foreign coaches that came into the system harped on that term, highlighting the importance of long-term growth over short-term results. From Terry Walsh to Paul van Ass to Roelant Oltmans, the three coaches that were in charge of the senior men’s team over the last four years have time and again spoken about focussing on 2020 or 2024 Olympics and developing a strong program to excel then. However, that is set to change now. Newly-appointed head coach Sjoerd Marijne, who replaced Oltmans last week, wants the team to perform, and perform now. With Hockey India (HI) sacking Oltmans citing the team’s poor performance in a couple of tournaments, Marijne has littl
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