Lack of tactical awareness, non-existent club culture behind India’s early exit: Oltmans

Bhubaneswar, Jan 28 (PTI) Former India men’s hockey head coach Roelant Oltmans has blamed the lack of tactical awareness and a non-existent club culture for India’s early exit in the ongoing edition of the FIH Men’s World Cup.

India lost the crossover match to New Zealand and failed to make the quarter-finals after going down 4-5 in sudden death.

India’s current head coach Graham Reid had also voiced concern about the lack of club culture after the Hockey India League (HIL) became defunct in 2017.

“There is no club culture in India, that is for sure. And the players need to continue playing games, that this team is lacking,” Oltmans, who was at the helm of affairs of the Indian team from 2015 to 2017, told

Source: PTI News


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