London Olympics: Where do we go from here, asks Nobbs
Zeenews logo
        English        
Follwo us on: Facebook Follwo us on: Twiter RSS Mail to us
Thursday, August 07, 2014 
Search
Follwo us on: Facebook Follwo us on: Twiter RSS Mail to us Mail to us Mail to us
  • Gymnastics Artistic
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Shooting
  • Boxing
  • Baseball
  • Fencing
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Judo
  • Wrestling
  • Weightlifting
  • Volleyball
  • Rowing

London Olympics: Where do we go from here, asks Nobbs

Last Updated: Monday, August 06, 2012, 19:06
   Comments 2  




London Olympics: Where do we go from here, asks NobbsLondon: India`s chief hockey coach Michael Nobbs has said he was deeply hurt with the performance of the eight-time Olympic champions in the 2012 London Games and was apprehensive about the future of the team.

The Australian was surprised with the sudden lack of form of the players, who did so well only three weeks back during their European tour. The Indian team is on a losing streak having lost four group matches.

"Where do we go from here? I am, of course, completely disappointed. We showed so much promise as we played during the past 12 months. Preparations and team building were going according to schedule and our results had showed we were improving. I don`t know what is going wrong," he said.

Nobbs said the lack of finishing and poor defence has proved costly for India.

"The same things that we all knew... lack of finishing in front of goals and leaking easy defensive goals... have proved to be costly. Maybe we were hoping it would all be alright on the day. Well this is the Olympic Games and this is where as an athlete you get the chance to show that you deserve to be here and establish yourself as an Olympian.

"Well we can all see that it is not all right and the things we have been concerned with have been our downfall. Our forwards have had ample opportunity to score with 30-40 penetrations into the opposition circle per game. Many shots went abegging in front of goals and our once feared penalty corner battery reduced to a mere whimper with shots barely making the goal line," he said.

Nobbs said Indians have to salvage pride in their last group game against Belgium and in the classification matches.

"We still have two games to play to try and salvage something, this is the last chance for a number of players to stand up and be counted and produce the performances we all hoped they would," he said.

Nobbs said players should not lose faith in their abilities.

"It is important for our players not to lose faith in themselves and as a team as this is a tough time for the team but its certainly not the end of the road.

"The next game will be against Belgium and they are no walkovers and are in a similar position as ourselves. They are a physically tough side with some skillful players and from watching their games they play with the pride of a nation so they will be a tough team to crack. Can we finally stand up and be counted? Well, we better, our performance to date is not acceptable," he said.

IANS

First Published: Monday, August 06, 2012, 19:06

Comments

Indian - BLR
Coach blaming players even before the last game is over. Nobbs you better keep quiet at the least....
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 
ashok - bangalore
Mr Nobbs... You can go to Australia and the indian team will go to kaala paani. Pathetic perfromance. It`s not about loosing. The indian team didn`t look like playing. They were just there. they could`t play at all. It`s even bad than not qualifying.
Reply



Post your Comments

X
Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 

Pages: 1     

Post your Comments

Name
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 

Most liked Comments



Other News
 
India at Olympics
London Olympics 2012 Hockey: Past players dismayed at India’s Olympic debacle
London Olympics 2012 Hockey: Past players dismayed at India’s Olympic debacle
India's medal hopefuls
Usain Bolt »
Bolt’s rise to fame was as quick as his 100m race
View Slideshow »
Great Olympians
  VIDEOS
FIFA World Cup 2014: Baichung Bhutia discusses changing world of football -Part 2

FIFA World Cup 2014: Baichung Bhutia discusses changing world of football -Part 2

FIFA World Cup 2014: Baichung Bhutia discusses changing world of football
 
India tea strikes `gold` at London Olympics Village
India tea strikes `gold` at London Olympics Village
More Soft News »
Olympics Controversies
Outrage over sexualized footage of female athletes
Outrage over sexualized footage of female athletes
US TV network NBC has released a controversial video called Bodi ...
 
Olympics records
List of Olympic Records
 
 
 
 
Copyright © Zee Media Corporation Ltd . All rights reserved