The Indian women’s team’s best performance at the Olympic Games came in the 1980 Moscow Olympics with the team finishing fourth and Marin is confident that the players can match the record if they perform to the best of their ability.
New Delhi. Indian women’s hockey team U.S. head coach Srd Marin expects the team to at least reach the quarter-finals at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, and any less than that will be a huge disappointment. The team will participate in the Olympics for the second time in a row. Earlier, he had qualified for the Rio Olympic Games after 36 years. The Indian women’s team’s best performance at the Olympic Games came in the 1980 Moscow Olympics with the team finishing fourth and Marin is confident that the players can match the record if they perform to the best of their ability.
In a virtual press conference, Marin said, “Expectations are set very high in India. The reality is that only two countries are ranked below us, Japan and South Africa. So I don’t know what is the basis of these expectations. He said, “I think it is probably because we have done well in the last four years but still we should not turn our backs on reality. We are looking to reach the quarter-finals and that is a reality and anything can happen after that. Marin said if they fail to make it to the quarter-finals, it will be a big disappointment for the players who have made great sacrifices to make their dreams come true in these difficult times. “But for me the most important thing is our performance and I know it’s easy. All I want is for this team to make the most of their potential and my job is to help them in this. ”
“If we play every match of our pool to the best of our ability but fail to reach the quarter-finals, I will still be happy,” the Indian coach said. But I think playing to our potential will help us reach the quarter-finals and even beyond. “If I am disappointed, it will be for my players because I know how hard they have worked,” he said. They miss their families. They are away from their families. I know how much effort they put into this process.
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