Former India coach Harendra Singh has advised the Tokyo-bound Indian men’s hockey team to stay away from social media to avoid distraction and wants the players to remember the sacrifices they made during the COVID-19 pandemic in their bid to finish on the podium at the forthcoming Olympics.
Several members of the Tokyo-bound men’s hockey squad, including Mandeep Singh, vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh, Nilkanata Sharma and Sumit were part of the 2016 Junior World Cup-winning side, which was coached by Harendra.
“This time the competition in the Olympics would be different and tougher due to the pandemic. I would suggest them to stay away from social media and stay focussed.”
“They must not forget that they have worked very hard for the Olympics. They have made sacrifices during COVID times and…