Kuala Lumpur: Despite 2014 World Championships setback, Lee Chong Wei has reiterated his determination to play well at the Incheon Asian Games from Sept 19-Oct 4.
At the same time, he has also asked his teammates to raise their levels of play at that upcoming tournament.
“I’m hoping to make a major comeback at Asian Games, but my teammate must also rise to the occasion. Everyone should work hard to win,” the world number one expressed confidence in his preparation for the Asian Games.
When asked about the proposal for the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to appoint a Technical Director, Chong Wei agreed the proposal would benefit the development of badminton in Malaysia.
As for the Asian Games, he said he needs to work on his endurance and mental strength.
“I need to be mentally stronger in the Asian Games because it’s going to be tough. I am sure guys such as China’s Lin Dan and Chen Long, South Korea’s Lee Hyun Ill and Shon Wan Ho must be working very hard to gear up for the tournament in Incheon,” said Chong Wei.”
Malaysia will send Chong Wei Feng, Goh Soon Huat and Iskandar Zulkarnian Zainuddin for the team event. Meanwhile, men’s doubles pairs Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong, Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How, Lim Khim Wah, and Chan Peng Soon will also be playing in the team event.