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Gold Medal Coach: Chapter 178

Interview With Coach Jiang

The group stage of the Sixth World Series officially ended on the evening of December 7th. The official website of Gun King’s World League released the list of this year’s top 16.

The top half:

Group A: United States, Indonesia.

Group B: Australia, Japan.

Group C: South Korea, New Zealand.

Group D: France, Russia.

The bottom half:

Group E: Singapore, United Kingdom.

Group F: China, Germany.

Group G: Italy, Malaysia.

Group H: Brazil, Vietnam.

Most of the teams that qualified were expected. The most surprising one was Group F.

In the beginning, the media of various countries thought that Germany would be first and Canada would be second in Group F. However, the Chinese team won three consecutive matches in Group F and qualified as first in the group. They became the strongest dark horse of the World Series.

According to the rules of the competition, in the next knockout stage, the first place in the group would face the second place in another group. The opponent of Group F was Group E. The next team they would face was second place in Group E, the United Kingdom team.

After returning that night, Jiang Shaoyu struck while the iron was hot and made a detailed review of today’s match. Then he followed by instructing the players, “Everyone has worked hard during the group stage. Go back to rest tonight. Tomorrow, we will arrange the next match.”

Jiang Shaoyu actually wasn’t worried about fighting the United Kingdom.

After all, Singapore in Group F had won against the United Kingdom, and China could win casually against Singapore in their usual practice matches.

The coaches from several countries in the Asian region set up a group to play practice matches with the Chinese national team. Their level improved by leaps and bounds under Jiang Shaoyu’s ‘abuse.’ They performed well in this World Series, and several of them entered the top 16. Singapore’s first place in Group E was also expected by Jiang Shaoyu.

The overall strength of the United Kingdom team wasn’t as good as Germany. They were a European team, but their style was more similar to Canada because their head coach was a retired Canadian player.

During the China VS Canada match, Jiang Shaoyu had Liu Shaozhou play and replace Pei Feng. Pei Feng sat in the audience and watched the whole match. He knew the style and rhythm of Canada very well. Therefore, in the next fight against the United Kingdom, Jiang Shaoyu would let Pei Feng command. He had confidence in his apprentice.

After returning that night, Pei Feng opened his phone and sent a voice message to his master. “Master, last time, I watched the Canadian match and found that the two snipers would cooperate with each other. In the map of Fantasy Island, we could win because Xueyao moved the team back and forth to fight. The two British snipers are more powerful than the Canadian ones. Master, do you have any special tactics?”

Jiang Shaoyu had just finished taking a shower. He listened to the deep voice coming from his phone, and was stunned for a moment. Then he replied, “You aren’t sleeping?”

Pei Feng sent a familiar exclamation, “I can’t sleep~~”

He couldn’t sleep so he pulled his master to chat? Jiang Shaoyu felt a bit helpless in his heart, but it was difficult to directly drive this person to sleep. Therefore, he chatted casually, “The snipers of the British team are slightly stronger than Canada, but the overall strength of the British team isn’t as good as Canada. We can use the three sniper lineup. It is easy to win by breaking their mentality.”

Pei Feng asked, “I can’t use my free person playing style for the time being?”

Jiang Shaoyu said, “Yes, there is no need to expose it too early. Keep it to deal with South Korea.”

Pei Feng replied, “I got it!”

Pei Feng, “Master, go to bed early. Have a good night~”

Jiang Shaoyu replied, “Good night.”

During this time, the coaching staff often stayed up late to discuss tactics. Jiang Shaoyu’s routine was also a bit chaotic.

After the group stage, there would be a one-day break on December 8th. Then on December 9th, there would be four knockout matches for the upper half of Groups A~D. The next match of the Chinese team would be on December 11th at 2 p.m. In other words, there were two days in the middle for them to rest and adjust.

Jiang Shaoyu went to bed early.

At 8 o’clock the next morning, he got up and went to the dining room to eat. Vice-chairman Qi stopped him and asked, “Ah Yu, the league sent me a message. They said they want the reporter of the team to conduct a simple interview with you to talk about the Chinese team’s next plans and goals. What time do you think is convenient?”

Jiang Shaoyu said, “At 9 o’clock, let Reporter Yan come to my room to find me.”

The group stage had a tight schedule. In order to not disturb the coaches and players, Reporter Yan didn’t specifically interview anyone. He just took some photos and videos and posted them in the e-sports section of the domestic website. This way, the fans who followed the national team could see everyone’s daily training status.

Now that the group stage was over, the Chinese national team had reached the top 16 and there were two days of rest. The attention of the domestic netizens toward the national team had also reached the peak in recent years. A large number of netizens asked the reporter accompanying the team to interview Coach Jiang.

The league also followed suit, wanting Jiang Shaoyu to come out to meet with the domestic audience and chat casually.

At 9 o’clock in the morning, the interview officially began.

The interview was aired synchronously. It was exactly midnight China time and the number of netizens online was very large. Millions of people soon poured into the official live stream room. The barrage filled the screen.

[Coach Jiang, kiss!]

[Our Coach Jiang is an omega. Don’t casually act as a hooligans~]

[Wing’s expression looks very serious. If I hug him across the screen, he won’t be able to hit me, right?]

[Fan brothers and sisters, come and report quickly!]

[It is a live interview. Our head coach has a real presence~]

[Finally, a domestic reporter is interviewing him. Listening to the English translation is so tiring!]

[Is this background Coach Jiang’s residence? Is the hotel environment okay?]

Since he was going to be interviewed, Jiang Shaoyu deliberately changed into trousers and a shirt. He looked very rigorous. He was sitting on the sofa in the hotel, his long legs naturally bent. A cup of coffee was placed on the coffee table next to him. If it wasn’t for the title of the live stream room that said ‘National Team’s Live Interview’, people who clicked in would have thought it was an interview with a celebrity.

Among most of the coaches who were over 30 years old, out of shape, and chubby, the young and handsome Jiang Shaoyu was indeed very eye-catching.

Once the photographer adjusted the lights, Reporter Yan said with a smile, “Thank you, Coach Jiang, for taking the time to accept the interview. The Chinese team has already qualified for the group stage. There are many viewers in China who are concerned about your next plan. Can you have a brief chat with us?”

Jiang Shaoyu nodded and said, “No problem.”

Reporter Yan said, “The Chinese team’s best performance in recent years is that they reached the top 16 in the first and third World Series. In the other seasons, we have been eliminated in the group stage. This year, we have reached the best historical record. Do you have the confidence to go further?”

Jiang Shaoyu said calmly, “Of course, I am very confident in this national team. Our goal isn’t just to go further, but to break the curse of the Chinese team receiving zero trophies in the World Series.”

Once the domestic audience heard this, they excitedly filled the screen with exclamation marks!

[F*k, he wants to win a trophy!!]

[Coach Jiang is so handsome!!]

[I just said. How can he be satisfied with just entering the top 16?]

[If you want to win a prize, you need at least third place. Can this national team really create miracles?]

[Coach Jiang is awesome! You are the first coach who dares to say that the Chinese team will win a trophy!]

[Wu wu wu, If the Chinese team really wins a trophy, even if it is a bronze medal, I am willing to be a vegetarian for a week!]

[This girl is willing to lose 30 catties. I am asking the Chinese team to bring back a trophy!]

Of course, there were also netizens who were worried.

[Saying big things so early. What if you lose and get slapped in the face?]

[I think it is better to keep a low profile, right?]

[Coach Jiang, don’t expose it so early. You will be targeted by your opponents!]

Low profile?

The Chinese team counterattacked all the way, and won three consecutive victories to qualify for Group F. The coaches of the other national teams weren’t blind. Even if he wanted to keep a low profile, he couldn’t keep a low profile.

It wasn’t known how many coaches of the national team were staring at the Chinese national team.

Therefore, Jiang Shaoyu didn’t bother to hide it and openly stated his goal. Their Chinese team was here to win the award!

If they wanted to stop the Chinese team then they had to rely on their own ability.

Reporter Yan was also shocked by Jiang Shaoyu’s frankness. He was stunned for a moment before asking excitedly, “Win the trophy? Then Coach Jiang’s goal is the final four?”

Jiang Shaoyu said, “Yes, we will strive to achieve this goal.”

Reporter Yan said excitedly, “There is another question that domestic netizens are very curious about. When the national team announced the roster this year, you didn’t specify the main players and substitutes. In the previous group matches, several newcomers also played many times. So who are the main players, and who are the newcomers?”

Jiang Shaoyu said calmly, “In my heart, every player is the main force. There are no substitutes in our national team.”

The netizens: “!!!”

Each person was the main force?

So did this national team have 11 main players?!

[F*k, everyone is the main force?]

[No wonder why everyone was given a chance to play in the group stage!]

[It is hard to go abroad to compete. The players will be very sad if they have to sit on the bench from beginning to end, right?]

[Coach Jiang treats all players equally!]

[He is so nice QAQ.]

As a substitute, Xia Li had no chance to play in the last season while Shi Xiaobin only played once. If the rules of the previous national team were followed, then those like Xia Li, Qin Xueyao, Hua Ran, and Shi Xiaobin would surely sit on the bench of a ‘substitute.’

However, Jiang Shaoyu broke the rules and made all 11 members of the national team the main force.

There was no one who was strong or weak. There was no main player and no substitute. He placed everyone in the most suitable position and allowed them to show their own value in different lineups.

Teach players according to aptitude, explore the potential of players, and let every capable player shine on the stage. Wasn’t this what coaches were for?

If the player was a talent then the coach was the scout. No matter how strong the talent was, it was useless if they didn’t meet the scout.

It was no wonder that the players of the national team had great respect for Coach Jiang. Players like Qin Xueyao and Mo Hantian could perform brilliantly on the stage of the World Series thanks to Coach Jiang cultivation and usage.

Netizens filled the screen of the live stream room with ‘Coach 666!.’

The purpose of the interview was mainly to give domestic netizens a shot in the arm and let everyone have more confidence in the national team.

At the same time, if the opponent saw this interview…

The Chinese team had 11 main players that could be randomly arranged and combined. The lineup was rich and varied. Try to guess it!

After three group stage matches, the mentality of the group of ‘gourd babies’ that Jiang Shaoyu had been most worried about had been tempered. This included Princess Mo, who had a glass heart but won the game while crying.

For the next lineup, he could make more changes.

At this time, Pei Feng opened his phone in his hotel room to watch the livestream of the interview.

On the screen, Jiang Shaoyu had handsome facial features and calm eyes when he spoke. He had the proper demeanor of an abstinent male god, and countless fans.

His master was definitely the most popular one among all the coaches in the world, right?

Pei Feng’s heart was a bit proud. It was a pity that this live stream prohibited giving gifts, or Pei Feng would definitely be first on the list.

His status as the ‘number one fan’ couldn’t be shaken.

It happened to be lunch time after the simple interview. The players of the national team woke up one after another. After lunch, everyone consciously came to Coach Jiang’s room.

Jiang Shaoyu opened the form prepared in advance and briefly introduced the players of the British team members. He said, “The style of the British team is similar to Canada. Their focus will be on the two snipers. Therefore, after discussing it with the coaching staff, we have decided to send a lineup of three snipers to directly destroy them.”

Liu Shaozhou, Mo Hantian, and Pei Feng looked at each other. The three snipers of the Chinese team had already appeared in the group stage, and the three of them had different styles of command.

Other countries also knew that the Chinese team had three snipers.

However, it was the first time they played all three together!

Jiang Shaoyu looked at his apprentice calmly. “Pei Feng will command. The map will be Rainy Night, a five star difficulty map. Directly win against the United Kingdom team. Don’t delay things.”

Pei Feng smiled and nodded. “Understood!”

Coach Jiang was finally going to use the five star difficulty map that made countless players die in their usual training!

Comment

  1. hualian says:

    I can feel their excitement radiating through the screen, it’s affecting me too-

  2. AslanJade says:

    yeah. the adrenaline is pumping..

  3. littlemonarch says:

    The coaches of other countries after seeing the 3 snipers of 5 star map rainy night: /sweatdrops/

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