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Team must stand by Colaco: Gouramangi

Gouramangi Singh has been garnering a lot of attention over the past couple of days. After being hospitalised due to dehydration and joining the national camp for training only Tuesday, the tall central defender explained what had happened.

sports Updated: Jun 23, 2011 01:41 IST
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Gouramangi Singh has been garnering a lot of attention over the past couple of days. After being hospitalised due to dehydration and joining the national camp for training only Tuesday, the tall central defender explained what had happened. "It was all because of the change in climate. Manipur was cold while Delhi is humid. But I'm getting back to training now," Gouramangi said.

Given a new lease of life by former India coach Bob Houghton, Gouramangi believes every player must adapt to a new coach and his ways. "The team must stick together and cooperate with the coaches to taste success. Of course, we miss Bhaichung Bhutia but then I think coach Armando Colaco is building a team for the future. After all, someday or the other all players would have to give way to younger ones," said the 25-year-old.

Last year Gouramangi was called for trials by Australian club Melbourne Heart, but no deal materialised. "To tell you the truth, it is very tough in reality. It's a dream to play internationally and I am still chasing it," he told HT after Wednesday's practice session where India probables bt Western Command 6-2 at Ambedkar Stadium.

Players released
Arindam Bhattacharya, Anthony Pereira, Gurvinder Singh and Francis Fernandes have been released from the camp due to injury-related reasons.