Indian hockey team coach Graham Reid believes that players need to be mentally strong to win the Olympic medal. He said that he will do the most work on this aspect of the game in the next one year, so that players can easily face any challenge in the Tokyo Games. Let us tell you that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Reid, who was part of the Australian team that won the 1992 Barcelona Olympics silver, said the Olympics is the biggest and toughest sports event.
Player who controls emotions goes ahead: Graham Reid
He said that the biggest challenge as a player is to concentrate on the work. There is a lot of emotion in the first match of the Olympics. The player who controls these emotions and plays according to the team’s strategy goes ahead.
‘We will not pay attention to the things we can’t control’: Reid
Reid stressed the need to become mentally strong and said that the biggest challenge for us in the next 12 months will be uncertainties. There will be many things that we can’t control. We should only be concerned about the things that we can overcome.
Indian team’s second match against Australia on 25 July:
The Indian men’s team, which won the eighth and last gold in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, will face Australia on July 25. After this, the Indian team will take on Spain on 27 July, and will face defending champions Argentina on 29 July and hosts Japan on 30 July.
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