“Indian hockey team preparing for the Tokyo Olympic, the next few months gonna be critical,” says midfielder Chinglensana Singh
After a forced five-month break due to the pandemic and lockdown, the Indian Men’s Hockey Team has resumed it’s training at the National Coaching Camp in Bengaluru.
The team is preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, which is set for next year. Chinglensana Singh the Indian Men’s Hockey Team Midfielder believes that the next few months are going to be “Crucial” for the team and It will take two-three months for all the players to get back in the same form they were at the time they played FIH Hockey Pro League. Considering the time they were away from the training Singh said that the time-off had given each player time to introspect and reflect on their own game and mark out the areas that need improvement. This is going to be the strategy, to work on the weak areas and gradually move towards their full potential.
The Arjuna Awardee, when asked about his personal training and preparation strategy, said
“It’s been a tough phase for me personally because I had only just returned to competitive hockey earlier this year after a long injury-break that had kept me out of action almost all through 2019.”
He mentioned that he is insisting on taking things slow and not working with too much pressure in the initial stages of the training, and he will work gradually to get to the top form. And the Chief Coach Graham Reid is also emphasizing on a slow and steady training approach with the intensive training starting later this year.
The coach is not in a rush, and he is constantly interacting and giving time to each player to settle and ensure that they are not feeling pressurized. The National award winner concluded saying that he sure that team will bounce back as a more matured and stronger formidable team.