Netherlands’ coach turns down reports of Pakistan playing against clubs

AMSTERDAM: The head coach of the Netherlands men’s hockey team Jeroen Delmee has rubbished the reports of the Pakistan Hockey Team playing against the local clubs on the Europe Tour.

After a voice statement circulated by a former Olympian, claiming that the Dutch and Belgian teams have refused to play against Pakistan and the green shirts are playing against the local club teams. The Dutch head coach came forward to rubbish the former’s accusations.

In a video statement for the Pakistani fans, the head coach of the Dutch hockey team Delmee confirmed that the national team has so far played two matches against Pakistan and I can confirm that they played against the national team of Holland.

“Last Tuesday and yesterday we played two games against Pakistan with the national team. On Tuesday, we lost 5-3 against a very young and energetic Pakistan side,” he said.

“But fortunately, we were able to turn things around for the Wednesday game and we were able to beat Pakistan 4-1 with our national team. So if you might have any questions, I can confirm that they played against the national team of Holland,” he added.

Delmee then wished the green shirts well at the Asia Cup and hoped to see them compete in the World Cup again.

I wish Pakistan all the best in preparing and developing for Asia Cup, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, and we hope to see them back to the World Cup,” he concluded.

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