Jeremy Gan: Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong should share the same goal

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Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to work hard, and to innovate their playing style to earn a chance to rejuvenate their career. (photo: AP)
Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong need to work hard, and to innovate their playing style to earn a chance to rejuvenate their career. (photo: AP)

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s former men’s doubles coach, Jeremy Gan who best known to have guided Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong to the 2016 Rio Olympics final, told reporters that the former World No. 1 men’s pair is still capable at resurrecting their career.

Jeremy Gan who had resigned from Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) two months ago, said success could only be achieved if both players share the same goal and know what they need to do as part of the team.

“First of all, they need to know what they want and what they want to achieve.”

“They need to share the same goals to succeed, otherwise it will be difficult. Therefore, a good communication method will make their working relationship great.”

“Disputes are fairly common in doubles, and the players should come together in an effort to accomplish a common goal,” said Jeremy who will begin his job as Japan’s mixed doubles coach in January 2018.

In order to strengthen Malaysia’s challenge in the Thomas Cup campaign in Bangkok, Thailand, May next year, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has reunited Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong two days ago to take advantage of a new regulation set by the World Badminton Federation (BWF).

The 2016 season was a breakthrough year for Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong when they won the Rio 2016 Olympic silver medal together with the Denmark Open and BWF Super Series Finals in Dubai.

However, they were split in September 2017 following a decline in performance and were paired with Teo Ee Yi and Ong Yew Sin respectively.

Gan also stressed that BAM’s decision to reunite Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong was a good move because Goh/Tan definitely have great potential to make more success.

“I understand BAM’s decision based on the latest BWF regulation announcement. After all, there’s nothing wrong to reunite them because I know they can go further,” added Gan.

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