PETALING JAYA: It might take greater than two years for me to turn out to be a greater participant.
That is the admission of impartial males’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia after his current poor kind exhibits no signal of slowing down.
The world No. 2 suffered his second consecutive early spherical loss after dropping 11-21, 21-14, 18-21 to world No. 22 of China Li Shifeng within the second spherical of the Indian Open on Thursday.
On the Malaysian Open final week, the 24-year-old suffered a disappointing opening spherical loss to runner-up and world No. 6 Kodai Naraoka of Japan.
In New Delhi, Zii Jia didn’t have a straightforward journey within the first spherical both when she needed to struggle for 63 minutes earlier than defeating the world No. 24 of Indonesia Shesar Hiren, 20-22, 21-19, 21-12.
The house loss to Naraoka has fueled requires Zii Jia to nominate a coach to information him after he made the choice to half methods with Indonesian Indra Wijaya final November.
In a current interview with the Badminton World Federation (BWF), the Kedah-born shuttler opened up about his current struggles to search out his ft with no coach.
“I’ve to attempt to discover – what can I say – a proper technique that fits me, in order that I can play with the technique of my profession.
“You’ll be able to see the world No. 1 in Denmark Viktor Axelsen who has already discovered his.
“So he had a powerful efficiency all the way in which,” Zii Jia stated.
“It’s a must to mix many issues. For me, I haven’t got a coach, so Liew Daren and I’ve to do one thing new and discover a technique. Completely different gamers have completely different options. “
Zii Jia added that he wants extra time to turn out to be a greater participant.
“I’ve all the time maintained that after changing into knowledgeable participant, it is a robust problem for me.
“It’ll in all probability take me greater than two years to turn out to be a greater participant. I do not know. However I am up for the problem.
“And as I stated, as soon as I made a decision to turn out to be knowledgeable participant, I used to be prepared to simply accept the problem,” stated Zii Jia.
“To start with, there may be stress from the expectations of Malaysian followers at dwelling and all over the world, they count on me to be stronger after I flip skilled. They count on me to have the next degree of efficiency .
“As I stated, it should in all probability take me two, three or 4 years to turn out to be a greater participant as a result of it is a new problem as knowledgeable participant.
“Expectations are bothering me, I’ve to simply accept that. Proper now I am attempting to steer clear of all this and attempt to keep centered on badminton,” concluded Zii Jia.