"The most important quality of a team is to understand how you feel and to create a comfortable atmosphere. I would prefer to work with people whom I can get along with well, that refers to my team," the Padma Vibhushan award winner said.
"If you feel positive and carry that into the match and training, then your work will be more productive. I work a lot with my trainers, team management. You learn a lot from them also as you go along," Anand added.
The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award winner believes the most important thing to have is trust between a trainer and a trainee.
"The most important thing is trust. Before a game my trainer gives me few tips and pushes me to execute it on the board. I have to have that trust in him that he has put in hours to help me be a better player than my opponent," he said. When asked the way he selects his trainer and management, he said, “I pick people with whom I get along, which is a fundamental quality. You also have to look for Chess players. I will look for people who have plotted gaps in my game, also point out thing that I do well and which don’t do well. It is important to be good friends to be a good trainer and learner."