New Delhi: Refusing to blame players' fitness levels for India's disappointing performance in recently-concluded Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, team physio Shrikant Iyenger, however admitted that there is a scope for improvement as far as fitness is concerned.
Five-time champions India finished a lowly sixth in seven-nation tournament and the a number of former players chose to blame poor fitness level of the team for the debacle.
"It will be wrong to say that we lost the tournament because of fitness issues. There were many other reasons. But it is true that we have to improve our fitness level to be at par with other big teams."