One of the leaders of the Azerbaijan national team Shakhriyar Mamedyarov gave a short interview to 1news.az of Ningbo. In particular, he raised the question about the atmosphere in the team:
«We are all adults and people should not behave like a child. We all came to China with one goal — to ensure the most successful performance of Azerbaijan national team at the World Championship. Regarding personal success – we may think later. To date the team has no problems. We walk, eat, relax together. Azerbaijani chess fans can rest assured that with the atmosphere in the team everything is all right».