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Sandeep shines in German league

October 10, 2007 19:02 IST

Drag-flicker Sandeep Singh is making waves in the highly-competitive German League and has so far scored ten goals for his club Frankenthal.

Sandeep, who did not figure in the Asia Cup after falling in the bathroom and sustaining a minor injury, has completely recovered and is looking forward for a comeback to the Indian team.

"In the first division, the competition is a lot tougher. Even Germany's [Images] top drag-flicker Dragun has so far scored only four goals while another top player Monpag has netted only five. Player of the Year award winner in the World Cup, Christopher Zeller, has so far scored only four.

"One has to be in great form and top shape to earn goals. I have been training hard to earn my place in the Indian team and I am hopeful that my recent performance will help me," Sandeep said.

Maximising his stint in Germany, Sandeep has been training at the Global Speed Centre to improve his technique.

Rubbishing media reports that he was not fully fit, Sandeep asserted that his fitness was not a matter of concern.

"All I can say about the media reports is that they are not true. I have always been available and as regards my fitness, I would not have been in this form had I not been fit," he said.

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