New Delhi: India men's hockey coach Terry Walsh said the exclusion of some of the key support staff for the Asian Games are "distractions" but his team was focused on doing well in ending the 18-year wait for the gold medal in the South Korean city of Incheon. (Also Read: Hockey India Slams Ministry for Pruning Support Staff)
"Have just heard about these possible issues. Seems somewhat far fetched to me. I can't control these things so I leave it to people who can handle these issues. Our preparations have been very good," said Walsh during a send-off ceremony for the men's and the women's teams for the Asian Games here on Wednesday.
The deletion of physiotherapist, video analyst, scientific/fitness advisor and assistant coach Jude Felix, also a former captain, is a big set-back for the hockey teams.