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We did much better than India: Pakistan hockey coach

Last Updated: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 02:31
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We did much better than India: Pakistan hockey coachKarachi: Pakistan hockey coach Khawaja Junaid on Friday rubbed salt into the already beleaguered Indian team`s wounds by saying that his players have performed "much better" than their arch rivals in the Olympic Games.

Junaid, who has been criticised by some former Olympians here after the Pakistan team failed to make the semifinals, said that India had fared worse than Pakistan.

"When you compare our performance with that of India we did much better although no one gave any chance to us and India were being seen as a team that could cause upsets," Junaid said.

"I`m disappointed we didn`t make the semifinals but satisfied that we finished the Olympics as the top ranked Asian team ahead of India and Korea," the former Olympian added.

India, who will be playing their 11-12th classification match tomorrow, lost all their pool matches in the Games, while Pakistan finished seventh after beating Korea in the play-off match yesterday.

"Korea finished eighth, while India will be avoiding a bottom-place finish. This has proved our Asian supremacy which we gained with a gold medal at the Asian Games two years ago."

Junaid was especially pleased that Pakistan finished ahead of traditional rivals India.

"There`s always a sort of competition against India and finishing ahead of them is a respite. We were going well before the match against Great Britain. Australians were favourites but we had a chance of winning against Britain. But there are no excuses for the huge loss against Australia."

The coach though said that the team deserved to play the fifth-sixth position match.

Meanwhile, Pakistan captain, Sohail Abbas has said that he has not decided on his retirement from international hockey despite the heavy defeat against Australia.

PTI

First Published: Friday, August 10, 2012, 21:34

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BRIJ - NEWYORK
I THINK THEY FORGOT THIS IS NOT BETWEEN INDIA AND PAK, THIS IS OLYMPIC WHERE BOTH FAILED COMPLETELY.ABSOLUTE SHAMEFUL.
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