What they said (Tuesday's quotes)

Malaysia's coach Major Maniam after their win against India

Yes this was a bit special for me because I was the Indian coach for a long time. As far as the team is concerned, our number 2 couldn't make it because of injury. So we have a weakened team on paper, but Adnan was outstanding today against Saurav who is such an experienced player (picture below). We were also expecting a good performance from Yow, and he more than lived up to these expectations. He's only 19 years old but he's mature because he's played some big matches before (author's note: he won the World Junior Championship in 2016). We're happy to win against India, it's a good start but we are not looking too much further ahead as there are a lot of good teams in the competition.”

Adnan Ghosal

Eain Yow Ng, after his win against Harinder Sandhu

"I am very happy to win this one for the country. It was a tough match, Harinder had won a lot of matches recently and he had also pushed some top players. But I've been also playing well and I had no pressure coming into this match. But on the other hand it was a big occasion, and it probably got to me a little bit in the third game. But my coach helped me to refocus after that.”

Yow Sandhu

Australia's coach Paul Price after his team's win over Wales

We expected a tough tie against Wales, especially on these hard courts. We're happy to win the pool and to be through to the round of 16. Now we have a rest day tomorrow and we are looking forward to getting into the real stuff on Thursday.

Creed Pilley

Australia's Cameron Pilley (in green) was taken to five games by Welshman Peter Creed

Germany's coach Oliver Pettke after his team's win over Scotland

Germany v Scotland

It was a tough tie as expected against Scotland. It could have gone either way, but it's good to win the pool because that will give a great momentum to the team for the rest of the competition. We'll enjoy our rest day tomorrow before the start of the knockout stage, where I think we'll play against India. For the time being, our goal is to make the quarters which would be a good result considering how many good teams there are.”   

By Jérôme Elhaïk

Pictures from Nathalie Goossens and Philippe Rochais


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