Ipoh: India's chief coach Michael Nobbs was left fuming at his wards lacklustre performance against New Zealand in their opening match of the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on Thursday, saying the game was a "reality check" for the erstwhile giants of the game.
The Australian said his wards were just not good enough to tackle the Black Sticks in the second half of the match. (Read match report here)
"I am more angry than disappointed. Our game's pattern just fell apart in the second half," Nobbs said after India slumped to a 1-5 defeat at the hands of New Zealand.