Less than 24 hours before the start of the Hero FIH Hockey5s Lausanne 2022 event, let’s hear the latest statements from the participating teams!

Sophie Stomps (SUI Women)

“I’m so excited! There’s really a lot to get used to: new turf, new balls, a small team … It will be very intense, really tough. We’re playing against great teams. But I’m really looking forward to it! I feel we will see a lot of amazing hockey and it’s going to be a great experience!”

Dirkie Chamberlain (RSA Women)

“Super excited! We’re so keen on getting the show on the road. We will take every game as it comes. We want to really go for it! It’s going to be tough and we’re ready for that. Tough teams for us to compete against, but that’s what makes it so exciting.”

Nabil Noor (MAS Men)

“We’re very confident to perform well tomorrow because we came here from the basis of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games team. We will fight for this tournament. I expect India to give us a hard time as well as Switzerland since they’re playing home. I wish all teams all the best!”

Manuela Vilar (URU Women)

“We’re really excited, looking forward to starting to play. So happy to be here! It will be an amazing tournament. We want to win every game. We train for that. We don’t know the other teams, so we will see. Our objective is to be champions!”

Sebastian Schneider (SUI Men)

“We feel great and we’re looking forward to this tournament located directly near the lake. Beautiful weather forecast for the weekend. We will play against world class teams. It will be tough and tight games. We hope for a lot of goals. I hope that we will see a lot of Swiss fans and that they will push us towards a really good performance!”

Etimarpu Rajani (IND Women)

It’s a new format and a new experience for us, and we’re really excited to play Hockey5s here! We have to play match by match and give 100% at every game! And get good results!

Sumit (IND Men)

“It’s the first time I play a Hockey5s tournament and I’m so excited! This is a really good tournament for us. Myself and my teammates, we are so happy!”

Jacek Kurowski (POL Men)

“We’re really happy to be here. This venue is really great. We are glad to have the opportunity to play this tournament. We would like to have fun and play good hockey.”

Monika Polewczak (POL Women)

“We feel super excited! Switzerland is a really beautiful country. The view from the pitch is awesome. We will have a lot of fun this weekend! We hope to win every game, but we know it will be tough. Getting better from game to game is our main goal.”

Muhammad Murtaza (PAK Men)

“We’re feeling great. There’s a very good atmosphere here. The pitch is very good. We hope for the best. Hockey5s is a new format, with new teams. Our expectations are very high.”