"I expect the team to do its best. Not just in my opinion, but Sardara at this point in time probably is one of the two or three best players in the world. If he plays well we will do well. On the other hand, if Sandeep scores a bagful of Penalty Corner goals that will also be the key," the Australian coach added.
Back in the Olympics after missing out the Beijing Games, eight-time champions India have been placed in a tough Pool B alongside reigning champions Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Korea and Belgium. Nobbs felt Indian hockey was still in the rebuilding phase and it would need some more time to produce results on a consistent basis. "Not at this stage, but you never know (about India's chances in the Olympics). I am certain that we are well along the right track to start to produce consistent good results and that's going to happen," Nobbs said. The Australian is satisfied with India's build-up to the Olympics but said his team still needed to fix a few weak links.