Indian Hockey Team Preparing Well For Tokyo Olympics: Kothajit Singh

Kothajit Singh
Hockey India

The Indian men’s hockey team has returned to training just in time after a forced break from COVID-19 situation and will be well-positioned for the Tokyo Olympics 2021, says senior defenseman Kothajit Singh.

National camps for men’s and women’s hockey teams resumed at the Sports Authority of India center in August after a 45-day hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It was great to come back on the pitch. We have seen a lot of improvements over the last two months, and we are preparing well for the Olympics,” said the Manipuri player.

“We came back to the pitch at the right time, so we have enough months to regain our full form and become even better as a team.”

Returning to the FIH Hockey Pro League national team earlier this year after missing the Olympic qualifiers, Kothajit understands the pain of warming up the bench very well. He wants to consolidate his place in the coming months.

“Being out of the side is never easy, so I’m determined to work as hard as possible to solidify my place on the team,” he said.

“I analyzed my game in depth during the lockdown, and I know the aspects of my game that I need to work on.”

“The coming months are very crucial for all of us and with the postponement of the Olympics, and we have a great opportunity to strengthen our individual and team play,” said the 28-year-old.