I am sure Okuhara knows the national head coach's sentiments, and her departure from Unisys was most definitely fuelled by the fact that she wants to focus on the Olympics. But her aspirations are not necessarily converting into results. In the article, PJB mentions that she has not won a single tournament at the 750 level or above since the 2017 World Championships, and puts this down to the fact that he can't see the hunger in her that he saw in 2017. There is no further elaboration. With Momota, conversely, the drive to win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics seems obvious to PJB. But, actually, this is quite ironic, as in his interviews to the mass media, Momota is always at pains to explain that he is not focusing on the Olympics at the moment, but on giving his best at each and every game that he plays. Incidentally, PJB's objective for the Olympics is to have two players/pairs entered in each of the five categories. Whilst he considers this possible in MS, WS, and WD, he is slightly anxious that Endo/Watanabe may not be able to remain in the top eight, and needless to say, thinks that entering a second pair in the XD is going to be challenging. Personally, I am beginning to harbour doubts about the men's singles, too.