Li Yongbo: Let's go to the bar today
After raising the 3 major cups, the principal coach Li Yongbo was highly tossed by his shuttlers. In the press conference, what Li Yongbo said most was his tributes to his teammates.
Li Yongbo said that since the 1st Chinese participation in the Surdiman Cup, the Chinese team has raised the cup for many times, but this time is the best as the team has not lost any matches in the tournament and Chinese shuttlers also have shown great wills of fighting. He also said that although he strongly believed that the Chinese team would win last but he had also taken the disappointing start of match in to consideration. The result of match has shown that Zhang Jun and Gao Ling may not the best mixed doubles in the world but their performance in the final was undoubtedly the best. As regards Lin Dan, Li Yongbo said Taufik gave a excellent performance in fact and brought a lot of trouble for Lin Dan but Lin proved his abilities with the victory.
Some reporters ask Li Yongbo to comment on his own contributions to the victory. Without any hesitation, Li said the honor belonged to the Chinese Badminton team. If there are 100 shuttlers and 100 assistants, his share of contribution is 1/200.
Some reporter asked if Lin Dan ever asked Li Yongbo, Lin Dan's big boss, to treat him. Li Yongbo answered with smile, saying "I just a small boss." Talking abou the celebration, Li Yongbo, in good mood, said humorously: "some media says I like lingering in the bars, but I haven't been to any bars. How about going to bar today?" alluding to the false news event the other day. Li's remark was welcomed by laughter from the reporters. Then seriously Li Yongbo said holding the 3 cup was just one of their ambitions and the next goal was keep the cups as long as possible.