A livid national hockey captain Sardar Singh on Wednesday said that Indian players need to work on their consitency sooner if they harbour any desire to be a potent force in the world circuit again.

“We didn’t start well in any of the matches. We played well for five minutes and then allowed the opposition to dominate us for the next 10 minutes, said Sardar.

The skipper was also upset with sudden dip in form of the drag-flick specialists.

“With Sandeep Singh, Rupinderpal Singh and V.R. Raghunath in the side, we were rated as one of the strongest outfits when it comes to conversion of drag-flicks but we failed to covert chances in Rotterdam. In every match, we got five to six penalty corners but failed to utilise them.” — PTI

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