Indian women’s Hockey team who will be taking part in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2021 has a perfect amalgamation of youth and experienced players in their lineup to do well in the upcoming marquee event believes midfielder Lilima Minz.
The midfielder went on to add that experienced players will play an important role in crunch moments of the game while a young players will add more flair in the playing XI.
Since the selection of 16 players for the Tokyo event is awaited and as more young players are coming up the ranks it will be interesting to see that whether 16 players who will be selected will have more experience players or young players in the final lineup for Tokyo 2021.
“In the National Camp for the Olympic Core group right now there is a very healthy mix of experienced players who have played many international games for India before, and young players who have the hunger and drive to prove themselves at the highest level,” said Lilima in a Hockey India release.
“This kind of balance allows the young players to have the guidance of senior members who know what it is like to play at the Olympic level before. At the same time, these young players keep the senior members on their toes as they know that there is someone who can replace them if they do not perform well,” she added.
“The fact that several players from the 2016 Olympics squad are present here in this camp is a good thing because sometimes players can get overwhelmed at a grand occasion like the Olympics. This is where players who have been there before can offer their much-needed advice,” said Lilima