KARACHI  - Pakistan's Dutch chief coach Michel Van Dan Hauvel wanted to see his team playing 20-25 internationals to be in a better shape for London Olympics.
"Pakistan needed more international exposure for a better show in Olympics," he told reporters at the Quaid-e-Azam International Airport on Monday on his arrival from Amsterdam.
He expressed the confidence that Pakistan team will perform much better what they did in 8-nation Hockey Champions Trophy in Auckland, New Zealand where they finished a poor 7th. Michel Van Dan dispelled the impression that there was little time to prepare Pakistan team for London Olympics.
"We got enough time to prepare for the London Olympics," he said. There are still six months to go for London Olympics which is schedule to be held from July 27 to August 12.
He said he was here to see Pakistan juniors as well as senior players in action during the ongoing national championship. "There is no debate about seniors and juniors. We select the fit players for Olympics,' he added.
Michel Van Dan during his stay in Karachi will also conduct a coaches’ clinic here from February 6 to 11 apart from watching the matches of national championship. During the coaches clinic, Pakistan chief coach will deliver lectures on different aspect of coaching.
Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) selected coaches from across Pakistan will be attending the clinic.