He lauded the techniques taken by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Hockey India (Hi) amid the ever-increasing hazard posed by the coronavirus outbreak.
“The authorities were quick to choose action and isolate the SAI Centre. We are isolated but we can have out our standard agenda. Matters are really sleek. We can’t command the virus but we can command our ecosystem,” Reid told PTI in an job interview from SAI South Centre in Bengaluru.
“Matters are changing on a daily foundation but one of the good matter is our potential to continue on teaching which other countries never have. Australian players are dependent with their families and prepare in Perth. Argentines have a centralised application but I never think they are teaching at the moment whilst, our complete team is with each other.
“We have 32 campers listed here and we can participate in competitive hockey towards every other. We are playing interior video games in intercontinental tempo. We are playing distinctive styles of hockey everyday. One particular working day, we are playing like Germany, the up coming working day like Australia,” Reid included.
India were scheduled to travel to Germany for matches on April 25 and 26 right before getting on Wonderful Britain in London on May well two and three but now the video games have been cancelled soon after the Global Hockey Federation (FIH) postponed the Pro League till May well seventeen for the reason that of the COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed around ten,000 lives throughout the world.
“We are continuing what we can do ideal i.e participate in hockey in a shut and risk-free ecosystem. We are nevertheless waiting to hear from Hockey India and the federal government on their suggestions in the wake of the serious disaster. Certainly, we will have reorganise our Olympic preparation agenda,” the 55-12 months-outdated Australian claimed.
Reid claimed postponement of the Tokyo Olympics for the reason that of the pandemic is a possibility, but hoped towards it.
“I have no comment to make regardless of whether Olympics must be postponed or not, it is up to the IOC and Tokyo Games organisers. But Olympics is something particular, each and every athlete goals to be a element of the occasion some working day,” he claimed.
Matters are gloomy all over the place in the wake of the pandemic but Reid and his boys have managed to continue to keep their inspiration stage superior and the mentor believes India can finish on the podium in Tokyo, delivered they participate in in accordance to their capacity.
“In these instances you have to preserve optimistic mental perspective. The boys gel in every other’s organization and the Olympics is surely more than enough inspiration,” Reid claimed. “We now have perception soon after playing three Pro League matches towards prime three groups in the earth. Olympics is distinctive but if we participate in our ideal, every thing is achievable.”
Reid has his wife by his side in Bengaluru but his two young children — a son and a daughter — are away and just like any father he is minimal concerned about them.
“My son is in Amsterdam but Amsterdam is reasonably underneath command. He is risk-free and seem. He loves sitting in his space so that is not a issue for him. My daughter is in Perth and she is a physiotherapist so she can choose care of herself.
“But as a father, you will constantly be concerned and caring for your young children,” he signed off.