National football coach Li Xiaopeng: Failure is reasonable, and the rhythm of the game should be improved in the future
Reporter Xiao Shiyao
In the final round of the top 12 World Cup Asian qualifiers on the 29th, the Chinese men’s football team lost 0:2 away to the Oman team, ending with a dismal defeat. Li Xiaopeng, the head coach of the national football team, said that the loss in this game is reasonable, and the future should focus on improving the rhythm of the game.
Li Xiaopeng said that his tactical goal in this game is to take the initiative to attack. “(In this game) we are already attacking with all our strength. It should be said that the players have played something offensively, but the rhythm is not as fast as the opponent, and the loss is reasonable. The Oman team performed very well, and the transition from attack to defense was very fast. , played modern football.”
“When I was behind 0:1 in the second half, I mainly wanted to use more speed and technical players to form an attacking group, but the situation was somewhat different from what I expected.” Li Xiaopeng said.
At the end of the top 12 tour, Li Xiaopeng said: “The team members have really worked very hard. They have done their best in the past two years. Every player who can play is a warrior. I hope they can face winning and losing correctly and devote themselves to it. To the league that is about to start.”
As for the reason for the failure to hit the World Cup, Li Xiaopeng believes that the main reason is lack of strength. “The most important thing now is that the team’s game rhythm needs to be improved. The last two games were dragged by the opponent. We still have a lot of things to do.”
“It needs to be done step by step. If we want to have a better performance in next year’s local Asian Cup, we need to organize the best players together and make more efforts.” Li Xiaopeng said.
Dai Weijun, midfielder of the Chinese team, said: “All players hope to end the round of 12 with a good result, but unfortunately we didn’t do it today. We will continue to work hard in the future to show our own style.”
Label:Li Xiaopeng; Oman; loss; World Cup Asian qualifier; technical player; Chinese men’s football team
edit: Wei Wenjing