NEW DEHLI: The inaugural Asian Champions Trophy in China next month will launch India’s bid to qualify for the London Olympics, said the team’s new Australian coach. Michael Nobbs, who took charge of India in July for a five-year period, was confident the eight-time Olympic champions still possessed enough talent to regain their old glory. “Every team, without exception, has its good and bad phases,” said Nobbs. “My job is to make sure the bad phase of Indian hockey is replaced by the good phase.” India’s first real test under Nobbs will come when they take on the continent’s finest in the Asian Champions Trophy to be played in the Chinese town of Ordos from September 3 to 11.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2011.