Harpal Singh Bedi
New Delhi: Ace hockey forward Navjot Kaur feels that peaking at the right time will be the most crucial thing for women hockey team’s performance at the Olympics.
According to her getting back to full form is not enough, the team will also have to time their return to full form well.
Talking to Hockey India in Bengaluru, the striker who has represented the country in 170 matches said that she firmly believes that peaking at the right time will make a big difference to the performance of the side at the Tokyo Olympics.
“The team is gradually improving day by day which is a great sign for us. We are slowly and steadily moving back to full form, however, peaking at the right time is very crucial for us.
We have to get back to full form at the right time in order to play to our full potential at the Olympics. We are very grateful to Hockey India and SAI for planning the national camp well as now we have enough time to get into the groove and push hard for a great result in Tokyo,”
Navjot wants to make much bigger contributions to the team’s victories in the future and is trying to improve on certain aspects of her game.
“I feel I can do much better for the Indian team and therefore I watched a lot of footage of my game during the lockdown period. I have understood the aspects I need to work on and I will start working on them after I reach the form I was in before the lockdown.
“I am keen on making much bigger contributions to the team’s victories in the future and hopefully, I will be able to become a much better player by the Tokyo Olympics,” she said
Navjot opined that the coaches and senior players have jotted down a clear-cut plan for the Olympics and the team is currently on track for a great result in Tokyo.
“The plan for the Olympics is very clear to everyone and more importantly all players are clear about their own roles. Everyone is gaining confidence day by day and the team is very determined to perform in the quadrennial event. The Coaches and senior players have devised a good strategy and we are executing it well at the moment.
It’s great that we still have a lot of time to move back to our full form so we are taking it slow at the moment. However, we are certainly moving in the right direction,” said the 25-year-old.