Chief coach Michael Nobbs says the Indian hockey team has to be as ruthless as World champions Australia if they have to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.
The 57-year-old Aussie said after a training session of his wards preparing for the Olympic Qualifiers here Feb 18-26 that it is the ruthless attitude and approach of his native Australians that made them the top team in the world.
"Australia will always remain grateful to India for teaching them hockey. But what makes Australia the best team in the world is their ruthless nature. I want the Indian team to be as ruthless as them if they want to succeed in international hockey and regain their glory days," Nobbs told reporters at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here.