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By the time we could take it,Coach It was a cloudy morning A drilly morning A lazy morning I woke up at around 530am had a cup of tea and went for a walk around the Games Village My team was playing some fantastic hockey and the boys were in a good mood Later that evening we were to play Poland The previous evening we had our regular team meeting I told them to score an early goal so we could play rest of the game at our pace I told the deep defence not to make any silly errors All the issues were touched upon Poland were out of contention already They came into that match to enjoy We were this close to making the semifinals so for us it was important to stick to our plan and ensure we won But I did not think of this during my walk I was confident of a win And so were the boys We had some very good performances and the atmosphere in the camp was wonderful Before the Olympics we were camping at a very small town near Gold Coast We had a turf to ourselves four Indian families to take care and stayed at lovely motels Some days we cooked ourselves and also went to Gold Coast for a day out That positive atmosphere off the field translated to some great performances on it Later that evening I picked up some energy bars and fruits for the boys said a silent prayer in my room and stood near the bus to ensure every player is on time I don’t like the last-minute rush The short ride to the stadium was pleasant Dhanraj was cracking some jokes as usual Baljit Singh Dhillon was singing some Punjabi songs Everyone was doing their bit Everything till then was going as I had hoped Except the events on field There’s little a coach can do once the match begins The boys were doing everything right but we just couldn’t score a goal Not that their goalkeeper was having a great match he wasn’t doing anything We hit the woodwork thrice missed a few sitters and that just made the players very desperate Dilip Tirkey found the back of the net in the second half but I was telling them to go for one more I told Dhanraj to play more up field I told Mukesh to go in the midfield Deepak Thakur was asked to be more aggressive But in the last 10 minutes we were playing one down And that added to our agony In the last minute Dhanraj – if I recall properly – unleashed a powerful shot The ball hit Poland goalkeeper’s pad and the rebound travelled 40m on the left Their left-midfielder collected it and squared directly to the right-midfield that was Ramandeep’s zone That ball should have been stopped At that moment Ramandeep could have played destructive hockey There’re two things I feel that are important – one you play constructive hockey most of the times Or else if nothing’s going your way then you take one for the team At least that would’ve stopped the flow of the attack and a few more seconds would have ticked away But he slipped their striker just hit the ball from top of the circle and somehow it beat our goalkeeper We were left with barely a few seconds to score the winner but that goal had deflated us completely and we just couldn’t deal with it We returned to the dressing room with most of the players in a state of shock Dhanraj was crying along Mukesh looked distraught Ramandeep was in a bad shape Jude was on his knees… I mustered courage to tell them ‘Boys you are not destined to win a medal’ It was harsh but there was nothing else I could tell them The mood in the bus while returning was the strangest and the saddest that I remember I returned to the Village to find out that on the fixture’s board they had already put India’s name in the semifinal They had updated it after we had taken the lead but forgot to change That was a painful reminder one which we really did not need at that point Everyone was still trying to understand what had struck us I took all the blame To play the placement match was the biggest issue for me We had not accepted defeat and were not used to playing playoff matches in domestic hockey where the team used to pack its bags and leave if they lost I couldn’t manage to motivate them for the playoff match against Britain That for me was a big failure as the coach I take the blame for poor man management Later that evening I went out with a few friends and had a few beers to drown my sorrows But that one minute haunts each of us even today ‘That thud still echoes in my head’ — Jude Menezes? a former member of Planning Commission task force on environment and biodiversity. The CPM boss in Delhi,” For all the latest Entertainment News, Luka,” says Aggarwal, In one-and-a half years, However, Hence.

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