Indian forward SK Uthappa says that Uttar Pradesh Wizards can make a big impact in upcoming Hero India League starting from 22 January. He believes that team can perform well in the tournament and hope to do better than previous season. Uttar Pradesh knocked out in 2014 hockey india league as Delhi Waveriders beat them in semifinals by 1-0.
SK Uthappa said, “I am sure it will be a great season of Hero Hockey India League 2015. We not only have some of the best players from the world but also the top coaches. I am expecting that the team will do much well than what we did last season.”
Uthappa also says that he is keen to perform well in Hero HIL 2015. He wants to see his team in the final this time and eventually it will be great if UPW can win title.
“I am looking to push a bit harder this year and make it to the top two and eventually emerge as the winners of the league. Not only it’s a good learning experience for us, but a great opportunity for every player to be a part of this league.”
There are some good international overseas players in the side like Baart, Wouter and Bazeley. Uttar Pradesh Wizard to play Delhi Waveriders in their first match of HHIL 2015 on 23 Jan.