The national hockey squad will regain the touch of former Dutch penalty corner expert Taeke Takema, tomorrow to increase the sharpness of the movement to 35 per cent ahead of the Final World Series Hockey from April 26.
The touch of Takema is important to help the country’s penalty corner shotman, Muhammad Razie Abd Rahim, Faizal Saari and Najmi Farizal Jazlan.
Malaysia’s chance of scoring through the tournament was only about 25 percent when the team finished third place in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Perak last month.
The statistics do not quite satisfy the head of the coach, Roelant Oltmans, to face the 2020 Olympics Olympics.
“We need to be more precise in the penalty shootings in this competition to ensure victory,” Oltmans said.
In addition to Takema, Malaysia will also get the former Dutch goalkeeper Martijn Drivjer.
Meanwhile, Oltmans confirmed the goalkeeper injury status, S. Kumar, will be decided Tuesday.
“Kumar is trying to recover from injury, and we will get a decision on his fitness level to play with the national squad or otherwise.”