Uthappa ready to make a big impression in HIL
New Delhi: Playing for Uttar Pradesh Wizards for the third time in a row, India’s forward S K Uthappa looks forward to putting up a good show and making it to the finals for his team this season.
“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,” said Uthappa. In the first edition of the league, Uthappa showcased his talent and ability, and helped the Uttar Pradesh-based franchisee claim the third spot win.
In the second season, the 23-year old player played with more maturity and got his name featured in the list of the ‘Man of the Match’. With all the experience and skill set developed in the upcoming league, Uthappa is striving hard not to miss any scoring opportunities.
“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 better than what we did last season,” he said.
With an aim to give a tough challenge to the opponents and come out as a stronger team, Uthappa will find support of the strong forward-line. The forward position will see players like Tushar Khandker, Ramandeep Singh, Nikkin Thimmaiah and Jeroen Hertzberger.