Junior Hockey Asia Cup: Roelant Oltmans motivate players ahead of India game

After playing against India, Pakistan will lock horns with Japan in their last group game

By Web Desk
May 26, 2023
Roelant Oltmans gave lecture to Pakistan players - PHF

Pakistan team's consultant Roelant Oltmans motivated players ahead of their contest against arch-rivals India in the ongoing Junior Hockey Asia Cup in Oman. 

After winning first two games against Chinese Taipei and Thailand, Pakistan are pumped up to beat India. 

Today, Oltmans alongside other coaching staff members gave game plan to players. Former Dutch players asked players to stay focused on their game and try to not take pressure against India. 

Earlier, Pakistan beat Thailand by 9-0 in the second match, thanks to Abdul Rehman’s five goals.

Rehman was adjudged the best player for his brilliant performance during the match.

In the first quarter, Thailand’s defensive line did well to keep things tight before Abdul Shahid broke the deadlock by netting a well-crafted field goal just before the hooter.

In the second quarter, Thailand's defenders still showed enough strength as Pakistan managed to score two goals. Abdul Rehman scored a field goal in the 19th minute, while just ahead of the half-time whistle Abdul Wahab’s field goal made it 3-0.

In the third quarter, only one goal was scored as Abdul Rehman scored his second goal in the 41st minute to put Pakistan 4-0 ahead.

However, Thailand’s defence line choked big time in the fourth quarter, conceding five goals. In the 46th minute, Abdul Rehman completed his hat-trick and scored two successive goals in the 48th minute.

After playing against India, Pakistan will lock horns with Japan in their last group game. The event will conclude with the final on June 1.