Bengaluru, June 12 (MNN) Indian women’s hockey team forward Navneet Kaur has said that the national team will need to find a way to stay calm in all crunch situations in the coming Tokyo Olympics so as to think clearly and make key decisions.
“We all have the skills and talent to take on the best in the world; however, making key decisions on the pitch is a crucial factor for any side. Therefore, it will be very important for us to stay calm during crunch situations and make decisions to the best of our abilities. Even one wrong pass could hurt us deeply; therefore, we have to ensure that we are thinking clearly and not making too many unforced errors on the pitch during the Olympics,” said Navneet, who has played 79 matches for the national team so far.
The 25-year-old pointed out that team management was ensuring that all players were clear about their roles on the pitch as well.
“It’s very important for all of us to be clear about our roles on the pitch as there should be no confusion amongst the players on game day. The coaches and captain have been ensuring that everyone knows about their roles and how they can execute their plans so that we coordinate well on the pitch during matches. The Olympics is going to be a big challenge for us, and we have to play at our absolute best to garner good results,” said the hockey forward.
As for the team’s training sessions, Navneet said: “We are carrying out high-intensity training at the moment. We try to simulate match situations during practice and give everything we have during training sessions. We are very confident about our abilities and it’s just about executing our plans properly on game day. If we play to our potential, we will surely do very well in Tokyo.”