Hockey coach must have more powers: Brasa

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New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): Indian hockey team coach Jose Brasa has said that a coach ought to have a more pro-active role and even more power than the selectors in the interest of the national squad.

Addressing the mediapersons here on Thursday, Brasa said: "The coach knows better about the inter-relationship of the players and also as to who can be a better captain to lead the side.

"At the beginning, I said, the most important is what is the best for the Indian hockey team. That should be the polar star. The polar star should be what is best for the Indian hockey team.If that is the best for the Indian hockey team. Have the selectors, okay. That (the) selectors do the selection for the team I don't think so. I think the coach should be the one. It is the same with the captain. Nobody better than the coach knows the inter relationship between the players and which is the better one to be the leader in the pitch," he added.

To a poser whether some players within the team were trying to create an adverse atmosphere, he said:"All the players are very motivated to win for their team and play their best and I think there are no problems of bad people trying to do worse things against the team, it's not that problem."

After the conclusion of the World Cup, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has ranked India as the 9th, climbing up three places prior to the tourney. (ANI)

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