Despite the pressure for being the host team, the German men and women team achieved their goals. Before the world championship, Jorg Rosskopf said that the goal of his team was to face China in the final and eventually they did. On the other hand, Jie Schopp, German women coach, remarked that although they clinched the bronze medal in Moscow 2010, their goal in Dortmund wasn't to reach semifinals but quarterfinals.
Both teams accomplished their missions but players think that they could have done something more, especially the women team. Jiaduo Wu and Co. fell against Singapore in quarterfinals after leading by 2:0. Kristin Silbereisen, who faced Li Jiawei in the third encounter, said that they were just two points left to the bronze medal. Besides, the German player still remembers her close defeat at hands of Ai Fukuhara.
However, Schopp remarked that she is very happy with her players' performance. And she added that they were more than a team and hopes that they continue working in that way. Jorg Rosskop also seemed satisfied with his players' performance but pointed out that there was a big final for them and they had some chances in each match but they missed them.
Timo Boll also analysed his performance, especially against Zhang Jike. He said that both were nervous in the first game. Boll recognised that he had some chances to take the first game but he missed them. Then he realized that he lost confidence and also fell in the second game. In the third game, he recovered and leveled at 2:2 eventually but he made some mistakes at the beginning of the fifth game and lost the match.
Dimitrij Ovtcharov confessed that he was a bit annoyed about his performance in the final because he didn't take his chances. He referred specially to the second game against Ma Long as he was 9:4 up and lost seven points in a row. He explained that he wanted to win quickly that game, that's why he made unforced errors.
Patrick Baum also talked about his performance and said that he wasn't nervous at the beginning of the first game against Wang Hao, so he could play without pressure. Then he made some mistakes in the second game that allowed Wang to take control of the match.
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