India need to get over their past and plan for the future, says coach Terry Walsh

Newly-appointed Indian men's hockey team coach Terry Walsh also said that the current side was skillful but was careless and lacked in basics.

updated: December 16, 2013 14:02 IST
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New Delhi: Newly-appointed coach of the national men's hockey team Terry Walsh feels India needs to stop harping on its glorious past and focus on building a strong development programme, which is the need of the hour.

Walsh, who took over the reigns of India last month from compatriot Michael Nobbs, was straight-forward in his reply when asked about the corrective measures for India, a nation which has won a record eight Olympic gold medals in hockey in the past.

"We can't keep on harping about our past. It is not going to help us because the game has evolved over the years," Walsh told PTI in an interview during the recently-concluded Hero Junior Men's Hockey World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.

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