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India exploring newer ways to score goals: Sreejesh

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Having returned to the Indian hockey team, veteran P R Sreejesh today said the team is exploring newer ways to score goals.

"I am happy to see my name in the (Indian team) list, and definitely, I have been through a tough time for almost six months for recovery through rehabilitation programmes. It is a proud moment for me," he told reporters here.

"We are focusing on scoring goals. Also, working hard to achieve that in a new way," he added.

Sreejesh said he is seeking to regain the confidence of his teammates.

He said 2018 will be a big year for the team with three major events coming up, starting with

"We would also play and the World Cup," he added.

said Sreejesh's comeback is good for the team as he is an

"Of course, it is good for us that he (Sreejesh) is coming back. He is really an experienced player, but at the time when Sreejesh was not there, the other two goalies Suraj Karkera and had their moments in his absence."

"Now, Krishan (Bahadur Pathak) gets an opportunity for tour. So, we have four good goalies which will be really nice competition between them," he added.

said Sreejesh's presence is also important as he could pass on tips to the youngsters.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 17:55 IST