SAYING THAT it was unlikely that he would be able to devote the same time to his daughter, Gayatri, as he had to Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu at an earlier stage of his coaching career, India\u2019s badminton national coach Pullela Gopichand took on the question of an imminent conflict at the Express Adda on Tuesday. \u201cIt\u2019s important to keep things in perspective and to ensure that me being with Sindhu and wanting her to develop her game does not mean that it is to beat Saina. I want Saina to be the best that she can be, Sindhu to be the best of what she can be,\u201d he said at the event, which brought together the coach-athlete partnership of Sindhu and Gopichand. The event was brought together by PBL. \u201cTomorrow, if my daughter has the potential, I want to give her as much time as it is possible for me. I can never give Gayatri the amount of time that I have given Saina or Sindhu. I can\u2019t because I think I have too much work and I can only give so much time to her,\u201d he said. Stressing that it was important for a coach to be fair as well as to be seen as fair, he said he ran the risk of spreading himself thin, and his trainees routinely demanded more of his time. \u201cOver the years, this has been a question. To be honest, I think Saina felt at a point that I wasn\u2019t able to give attention. Every player at the academy (feels it). I meet (Parupalli) Kashyap. Once a month or once in two months he comes and says \u2018I wish you had been there with me at the World Championship. You would have said something and I would have won\u2019. Sindhu is telling me, \u2018Anna, you should have travelled with me for the last few tournaments. I would have won\u2019. Saina is saying, \u2018Bhaiya, you take rest now, next year on the circuit I want you back\u2019.\u201d Asked to respond to the issue, Sindhu said: \u201cEverybody has a different style of play so it\u2019s important for everybody to have their own space. I think, from his perspective, Saina is doing well and she will be there up to her expectations. And I will do well, I will work hard and I will be up to my expectations. Now, Gayatri is coming up, and in a few years she would do well and go up to her expectations. So it\u2019s not that he will give importance \u2018Being with Sindhu doesn\u2019t mean it is to beat Saina\u2019 to one person and not the other, but he would just give equal importance to everyone.\u201d Gopichand recalled how on the day of the all-India Commonwealth Games final, he had taken off to check out the athletics track, secure in the knowledge that both the medals were in the bag. \u201cAlthough it might seem like a big thing from the outside, you\u2019d see it as a Saina vs Sindhu match, for me it happens all the time. In the sense that it happens at an U-13, U-15 level, so it\u2019s very normal for me,\u201d he added. Asked whether Sindhu\u2019s losses in major finals could be viewed as \u201cjust a silver\u201d, Gopichand said: \u201cI think, to be honest, we haven\u2019t reached a stage where we can say \u2018it\u2019s just a silver\u2019. I wish we had, but we haven\u2019t. It means a lot for us. I think it\u2019s not \u2018just a silver\u2019.\u201d \u201cPeople keep asking me, when you come to the finals, are you not able to break (the jinx), or is something going on in your mind, or when you come to the finals do you feel any pressure. But it\u2019s nothing like that. Sometimes, it\u2019s just something to do with the strokes. Sometimes, I need to learn a lot more. Maybe it\u2019s just a few points that I think that strategy-wise something went wrong. That\u2019s all that\u2019s happening. We just go into the finals thinking that we want to win that, we want to get the gold,\u201d said Sindhu. Talking about just how far the sport has come in the last decade, Gopichand said developments like the Premier Badminton League have significantly altered the economic status of India\u2019s elite players. He recalled telling an official in 2011 that a revolution was afoot. \u201cThere are a lot of these kids who are playing badminton, people who are coming on bikes. thanks to PBL, tomorrow they will come in a car,\u201d he said.