During the Last Stage of Chinese Table Tennis Trials 2017, Liu Guoliang (Head Coach of Chinese Table Tennis National Team) is disappointed about the performances of the Chinese players (Xu Xin, Fan Zhendong, Fang Bo, Xu Chenhao, Liu Dingshuo, Zhou Yu, Wang Chuqin, Yu Ziyang). He gives comments for the matches of each player. He said, “You only have 2 chances in your table tennis career.” You can watch the previous stage of Chinese Trials in this playlist.
Chinese Table Tennis: “No more than 2 chances”
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You should understand the culture in Asian country before criticizing the comment of the tutorLiu Guoliang. In the Asian country, the coach, the teacher is considered the tutor with a high respect. The coach is considered as the second father. So coach Liu Guoliang has the right to comment very strictly the performance of the players.
In the western country, the coach is considered as a person who does the job, and as a friend with the player.
You should also read the “best 5 table tennis tips” from the Chinese coach.
The history of the World Team Championships
Liu Guoliang explains the history and why you have only 2 chances in your career. Back to 2008, 2009, Ma Long was better than Zhang. But he lost 0:2 to Timo Boll in 2010 World Team Championships. In that final Zhang Jike won and Ma Long lost. In 2011 World Championships Ma Long lost to Wang Hao in semi-finals. So there is no more chance for Ma Long in 2012.
Watch this video.
Disappointments for Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin
For Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin, the head coach is disappointed. The performance of Fan Zhendong and Xu Xin is normal. They did not show the motivation of competition. The standard is not high enough. They didn’t try to win at all.
If you want to understand more about the Liu Guoliang’s coaching, look at this playlist: “Table Tennis Documentary and Film about Chinese Table Tennis”. The best way to improve your table tennis skills is to learn from the best. Learn the Chinese table tennis technique (Forehand Loop).
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