Liu Guoliang gives comments in Chinese Trials 2017 for WTTC Table Tennis


Welcome to the channel of coach EmRatThich. Today I analyze the comment of Liu
Guoliang after the second stage of the Chinese Trial 2017. Some western players think
that these comments are so disrespectful and brutal. However, I will explain the true
behind these comments. Stage 3 will be held from 3rd to 10th of March This Chinese Trial will select from the top
12 Chinese players to get two tickets for the World Table Tennis Championships. The World Table Tennis Championships, is
the biggest and most prestigious table tennis event in the world (just behind the
Olympics), will be held 29 May � 5 June in D�sseldorf, Germany. But first of all, many viewers asked me where
to find the original video. The original
video is from the channel of Stiga China. Many Youtubers out there, just “steal”
many videos from Stiga China, don’t mention the source, and add his own
watermark on the video. You now understand that many videos of Chinese
Trial are uploaded to Youtube on the same day, as they
reupload from the Stiga China channel at the same moment. You should understand the culture in Asian
country before criticizing the comment of Liu Guoliang. In the Asian country, the coach, the teacher
is considered as 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. In China, the coach is your big brother, is
your father and he has the right to hit you if you are doing something wrong. So you should respect your table
tennis coach. In this video, the head coach emphasizes on
2 main aspects. First,
he has such a strong hold on every player’s mind. In your table tennis career,
you don’t have many chances. As I also say to my players that, remember
in the match, you also have only 2 chances. In China, the coach is your big brother, is
your father and he has the right to hit you if you are doing something wrong. So you should respect your table
tennis coach. In this video, the head coach emphasizes on
2 main aspects. First,
he has such a strong hold on every player’s mind. In your table tennis career,
you don’t have many chances. As I also say to my players that, remember
in the match, you also have only 2 chances. He said “You are young, but look at you. Where is your confidence? Your
fighting spirit? Ambition? Persistence? I see that only Fan Zhendong has this
quality at the moment. Liang Jinkun has some but still far behind.” 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. No Single in Olympics London after losing
those 2 matches. But from 2012
to 2016, Ma Long did not loose to any foreigners in big or small
tournaments. That was the best moment to grab his chance
until 2016 and became the Grand Slam Champion. Ma Long is the fifth Grand Slam just
after Zhang Jike. Let’s talk about Zhang Jike from the trials
in 2010. He grabbed the chance
to beat Wang Liqin. At that time Xu Xin, Zhang Jike and Ma Long
beat the big three Wang Hao, Wang Liqin and Ma Lin
in the trials. Then they fought
for the 2 tickets to World Team Championships. Zhang Jike grabbed the
chance and continued to win the 2010 World Championships and finally
London 2012 Olympic Games to became the Grand Slam Champion. Both
Ma Long and Zhang Jike take the same route, only 2 chances. Let’s talk about Zhang Jike from the trials
in 2010. He grabbed the chance
to beat Wang Liqin. At that time Xu Xin, Zhang Jike and Ma Long
beat the big three Wang Hao, Wang Liqin and Ma Lin
in the trials. Then they fought
for the 2 tickets to World Team Championships. Zhang Jike grabbed the
chance and continued to win the 2010 World Championships and finally
London 2012 Olympic Games to became the Grand Slam Champion. Both
Ma Long and Zhang Jike take the same route, only 2 chances. You need to fight for your chance. The same goes to you all, no exception. This is the RULE! 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. Some positive points: “Some players played
rather good. Such as Xu
Chenhao, Liu Dingshuo and Zhou Yu. They showed excellent fighting spirit
and the will to win which helps a lot in the match with the stronger players. Some positive points: “Some players played
rather good. Such as Xu
Chenhao, Liu Dingshuo and Zhou Yu. They showed excellent fighting spirit
and the will to win which helps a lot in the match with the stronger players. Any match between Ma Long and Zhang Jike is
the highest level and everyone wants to see them play. The rest of the 10 players need to beat
them and grab the spare two tickets for the 2017 World Championships. Just like the way they grabbed their tickets
back in 2010. It is the only way
to survive. You can’t expect to wait for them to retire
and take their place. So personally, the comment of Liu Guoliang
is not disrespectful. This is the
way he pushed the limit for the players before the the last stage. The good
coach is the coach knows how to transfer to fighting spirit to the players. I
think Liu Guoliang knows well doing that. I also want to comment that, the
competition is very tough. The only way to survive is fighting. So please respect the work of the coach and
the top players. They are all
human. They dedicate their life for table tennis. It’s not easy to become top
players. And it’s much stressful to maintain the top
level. That’s it for today. Please comment your opinion and ask me any
question. Coach EmRatThich.

59 thoughts on “Liu Guoliang gives comments in Chinese Trials 2017 for WTTC Table Tennis

  1. I just found your channel. I think you are doing pretty well with your translation, maybe lacks of fluency and grammar, but i always get the message you are trying to deliver. It is pretty rare to find the someone who is explaining "chinese philosphy" of playing and training table tennis in english. I think the philosophy is one important keypoint. Table tennis is often a mind game and your videos tell me how to surpass mysyelf when it comes to mental aspect of the game. Not only this video. Also your other videos, how to improve yourself and the different ways of training. Please keep doing videos. Greetings from a penhold player in germany!

  2. Thangks for sharing Liu's comments on players.
    I'm not top coach nor player, but I was struck to see Xu Xin playing and not feeling committed as he used to. I understand Liu's comment about him.
    As for Wang Chuqin, there is something strange about this player. Although he seems not fully into the game, he scores many points against the top notch players. He needs to grow mentally, but he has an amazing potential because he understands what is at stake in a match and what he needs to do to score points.
    Do you know where we can find the overall result of this trial?
    Many thanks for your excellent videos.
    jb

  3. Thank you so much for this video, Coach. I feel my spirit grow up more. More confident. Exactly better for me, may be for all of us. 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

  4. Hit the player? This is not disrespectful? What are you talking about? That's why they all stand like prisoners or soldiers!

  5. I'm in need of equipment advice about selecting between Friendship 729 802 (1.5mm) and Friendship 729 802-40 (1.8mm).

    I've done the research on the difference between thicker/thinner rubber sheets and I currently have 802 (1.5mm) that I tried 2 years ago and then I slapped it onto my main blade after several years of trying to use Skyline 2 Neo (I played tennis before table tennis so my technique resembles short pips more but I was too stubborn to try short pips again lol).

    With that all being said, i'd like to hear what others have to say about 1.5mm and 1.8mm.

    Yes, its a 0.3mm difference (which shouldn't really matter) but every detail matters (as well as the money i'm spending xD)

  6. Well I may disagree with some of it. I always liked to encourage people cause most of the time I find criticism discouraging and devastating, I also don't like being compared to anyone in public , I mean wouldn't it be better if you do that in private to avoid your student embarrassment in front of his team mates. Again this is just my opinion.

  7. there's a huge cultural gap between China& Europe: lots of respect for elders or coaches. Football players sometimes feel offended when they're asked to be switched for another player during a match.

  8. honestly, I don't think this is a Chinese specific philosophy. forgive my presumptions, but I think the majority of the people who have a problem with LGL's comments did not come from an organized sports background, and never played competitive sports at a fairly high level. Anyone who has played organized sports can tell you harsh things a coach has said to them, regardless of culture. The only reason that it seems like a Chinese philosophy is that the Western world does not treat table tennis the way they treat other sports like football or basketball. But this respect for the coach philosophy exists all over the world, you have to understand that!

  9. Why is Zhang jike not punished or mentioned by LGL when he lost to dima and Samsonov even and he hasn't been playing strongly in the last year at all?

  10. I am a foreigner married to a Chinese woman.. and so understand this way of teaching is typical, to be brutally honest in order to make you succeed. I know this because when I try to learn Chinese from my wife, if I don't grasp the small details which lead to a good understanding of the language… I am dismissed as not trying hard enough!

  11. Excellent video. Dude I hope you keep this up, as an aspiring player from venezuela its not easy to find training partners and at the same time there's not that much content on youtube about table tennis. You doing these types of videos and the other ones explaining technique and how the chinese do it is extremely helpful and I hope you continue to do this.

  12. ༺༻I LOVE IT༺༻
    Many men have been raised by women or soft men. They crack easily! Especially when
    someone hurts their feelings. No football great coach is a pussy. Mozart's father demanded excellence!
    Michael Jackson's father demanded excellence! Tiger Wood's father demanded excellence.
    If you want to know WHY the Chinese team wins ALL the time. Look no further! THE DEMAND FOR EXCELLENCE!
    {FYI Yes there are women who kick ass but, that is NOT the norm.}

  13. Hello, great commentary this is very interesting. It seems China will do whatever it takes to win. On that note do you have a view on or would you like to do a video on Lui Guoliang's failed drug tests for epitestosterone after the 1999 wttc. Do you think the use of performance enhancing drugs is still widespread to give players that 'extra' edge?

  14. You're Vietnamese but you do speak Chinese as well, I assume? Maybe you could do a video sometimes just for fun to teach us how to correctly pronounce some of the players names or some Chinese table tennis terms. 😉 Anyways, thank you for your work, much appreciated.

  15. I wish there would be a coach here like a second father to me. Most coaches here have either lost their motivation to teach, or is not too good at giving advice. Thank you for the video again! It was very insightful.

  16. You should respect the coach, but to be allowed to hit and punish people is not respectful in of itself. The players must be respected too because they put in effort that most people don't.

  17. plz do some video about, ma long,zhang ji ke,go to chinese tv show,it will be funny,

  18. First point: In my opinion to criticize one pupil it is a necessary successfull parameter … Second point: each person has its own ways to absorb this words independent of coach's intention and they are not robots with identical feelings and personalitys … but. .. like to look at the side of the pupil (player) show this to everyone it is not a way to encourage it, in trully it demotivate it depending on the pupil's personality. With my life's experience I learned that the right way to it is to praise it in public and criticize in particular, this way the respect of the pupil's personality is preserved and the coach shows affection with his pupil, what in my opinion approach the pupil to it's Coach and … the pupil become him an attentive listener wich allows to absorb 100% of coach's words acquiring trust in which he is saying … But … looking of the side of a player that see this video with out being affected With this words this means to me a lot of learning. Sorry for my english that is not fluent and sorry for something. My intetion is not criticize Liu Guoliang, the table tennis legend, but show it how to do it correctly as a coach (father in asian culture) IN MY OPINION.

  19. Sorry, but he's still a dick. I was raised with heavy Chinese influences, and have had Chinese table tennis coaches my whole life. But the best coach knows when to be hard and when to be soft, depending on each student's personality. Some respond better to very strict and harsh instructions, while others need to be nurtured more. LGL is amazing, but in this instance, he's an asshole.

  20. I totally agree the Chinese philosophy related to table tennis and Liu Goliang is doing a great job as the head of coaching team. However, in the last time the finals of the major tournaments are played between ZJ and Ma long which became very boring. I saw very poor matches between this guys and I am inclined to say that they will kill the beauty of tt. I don't know why LG insists with this two players when there are other players more interesting in China. I hope one of this two players to lose against a player outside of China. In conclusion, I think Liu Goliang is a bit subjective in the selection of players.

  21. There's nothing he said that an American Football coach wouldn't say to his own team. Some coaches are more strict disciplinarians and more blunt than others. Liu Gouliang was just laying out what he honestly saw from his players and wants them to fight, fight, fight. Coaches use different methods of motivation and his is to be straight talking. That's not a bad thing. I have table tennis coaches who do not mince their words, and I learn a lot from them.

  22. The translation and explanations are very interesting! Thanks! At this top level and high demands you can't just smile to the players and kindly ask them to try tear out their blood and sweat..

  23. I Know very well asian country like Japan China Taiwan and many others because I lived there more than 20 years The half of my life and played table tennis too. They CULTURE is completely different from other countries and you need to be live there to understand many things that for foreign people looks impolite, unrespectful or sometimes cruel o wrong.

  24. the coach is the boss. he is motivating his players by the right way. Fan Zhedong is the future hope of the TT china team.

  25. A teacher is the father and the boss… A true teacher will always loves his students… Even sometimes he's a bit harsh… It doesn't mean he hates them… This is what we expected from the best table tennis country… Strictness, discipline, respect the elders, able to admit critics and all the eastern style…

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