Injured Indian hockey custodian PR Sreejesh observed on Wednesday that sharing his experiences with youngsters will not only benefit them but would also help him in honing his skills further, reported PTI on Wednesday.
Sreejesh, who has been out of action for five months due to a knee injury, has joined his teammates at the Sports Authority of India Centre, Bengaluru to continue his rehabilitation process. Sreejesh sustained the knee injury during this year’s Azlan Shah Cup that also forced him to miss the Hockey World League Semi-Final in London.
“I think it’s important for me to share my experiences with the younger players and give them feedback on their performances. That also helps me in improving my game as I can also learn from them. When I come back on the field, I will know where I need to make improvements,” said Sreejesh.
Sreejesh has been helping the younger players in the national camp, including goalkeepers like Akash Chikte and Suraj Karkera for the upcoming Asia Cup in Dhaka.
The 29-year-old goalkeeper, who led India to the silver medal in last year’s Champions Trophy in London, is eager to return on the pitch.
“It feels good to be back at the national camp and starting some light training with my teammates. When you are with your team, you get the right motivation to work hard every day and get back to the field quickly,” said Sreejesh.
He expressed confidence that India will only improve under the stewardship of new chief coach Sjoerd Marijne, who replaced sacked Roelant Oltmans.
“With a new coach in place now, this team will take a new direction. While moving up the ranks and maintaining consistency remains constant, I am sure along with me, all the players in the camp are looking forward to continuing to put the hard work and aim for better results under chief coach Marijne,” he said.
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