Magnus Carlsen: Yes, everything that is hard-earned you appreciate more, and this match certainly was not easy.
AK: You wrote on twitter, ‘two down, five to go’. Does this mean that you would like to break the record of Garry Kasparov and would you like to be the greatest World Champion in the history of chess?
MC: I would like to continue playing chess at a high level, and that includes playing in the World Championships.
AK: Why did you feel so disappointed?
MC: I did not feel so disappointed. I wasn’t very happy about it, but when you are up in the match you are not too disappointed with a draw.
AK: It’s true, but it just doesn’t fit your style.
MC: Yes, but it was just one game. In the rest of the match, none of them were short draws. It happens to me also that you have to just shut it down and you cannot do much.
AK: Did you want to play more aggressively in the next games after that?
MC: Yes, I wanted to play more interesting chess in the next games, definitely.