New Delhi: Former players on Saturday expressed their deep disappointment over the Indian men's hockey team's disastrous outing in the Olympic Games in London where it finished an unprecedented 12th and last, but stopped short of calling for wholesale changes in the squad.
"My expectations were that we would end up at 6-8. we came nowhere. I was expecting to watch one match in the pool. If you don't consider 2008, where we could not qualify, this is the worst ever. We never finished last," former captain Gurbax Singh said.
Mervyn Fernandes, a member of the 1984 and 1988 Games squads in Los Angeles and Seoul, said that having gone through the pains of two failed campaigns in the past when the team finished fifth and sixth respectively, he would not criticise the players.