“Replacing LCW is not impossible” – Indra Wijaya

Malaysia’s new men’s singles coach, Indra Wijaya is ready to challenge himself and the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to find a worthy successor to national hero Lee Chong Wei in the future.

The former Indonesian player admitted that the task assigned to him will be an uphill battle, but it will play a part in accomplishing Malaysia’s dream.

Indra, 42, said, the first step that will be carried out in realizing that goal is to get to know his players before implementing a more specific approach.

“The most important thing for me is to know each player inside out, so I can assign them appropriate training methods to improve themselves, according to Utusan Malaysia.

“I believe that by doing so, we can build a rock-solid relationship in the team and then I am able to develop a player’s true potential.

“I know the task of finding a replacement for Lee Chong Wei will not be easy because we are uncertain if players like him or Lin Dan will ever grace a badminton court again. However, this is undoubtedly not impossible,” he added.

Indra signed a two-year contract with BAM and officially begins his tenure today alongside Hendrawan.

The players that will be trained by India include Cheam June Wei, R. Sathiestaran, Chin Wai King, Yeo Seng Zho, Lee Zii Jia, Tan Jia Wei and Muhammad Syafiq Jamaluddin.

Indra Wijaya arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) yesterday and was greeted by BAM Technical Director, Morten Frost Hansen.

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