Japanese pool player Naoyuki Oi doesn’t speak English fluently but that didn’t stop him from giving an impressive performance in a post-match interview:
Oi beat Cheng Yu Hsuan 8-6 at the World Pool Master tournament in Gibraltar on Saturday and was being interviewed by Sky Sports presenter Tony Wrighton.
“My name is Naoyuki Oi and I am very, very lucky,”he said. “Congratulations me!Yay!”
Then he replied to the questions with quotes from the “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” song that went viral last year and by saying “no problem.” That’s quite something.
Unfortunately, Oi lost his quarter-final match. But he gave his final interview, and it was brilliant:
Back in 2015, Oi summarised his pool philosophy in an interview before the World Cup of Pool. And it’s something we should all get on board with:
“Maybe lose? Enjoy! No problem.”