Roelant Oltmans: Important to peak at the right time

Oltmans spoke after the home team finished its first practice session ahead of the tournament beginning on Friday. The hosts go into the tournament after losing the test series against Australia.

Chief Coach of Indian Men's team Roelant Oltmans.   -  K. Murali Kumar

India’s chief coach Roelant Oltmans says the team is ready for Friday’s opener against Argentina and peaking at the right time will be crucial in the Hockey World League Final.

Oltmans spoke after the home team finished its first practice session ahead of the tournament beginning on Friday.

The hosts go into the tournament after losing the test series against Australia.

“We are taking one match at a time. The India-Australia series is over and now it’s the past. We have moved on from there and now all our efforts are focused on giving a good performance at the World League Final. The good news is that all our players are fit and there is no injury in the team, which just gives us a lot of confidence ahead of our first encounter,” said Oltmans.

Ace drag-flicker V Raghunath added: “It’s been a good preparation for us at the Australia series, and we have warmed up to take on the best. The whole team wants to see the best results but we also know that every game is different and results cannot be predicted, hence our efforts are to work as a collective unit so that we peak at the right time. All the eight teams will be playing in the quarter finals and no team is an easy team and we are preparing accordingly, as we know that we are up to face the best seven teams in the world.”