Original title: The National Football Team returns to Suzhou isolation: training will resume soonest tomorrow, and the atmosphere in the team is relatively normal
At 20:30 on November 18th, after a journey of nearly 19 hours, the Chinese national men’s football team returned from the UAE to the Suzhou resident hotel for centralized isolation. Video source: @中国足球队 (01:30)
On the evening of November 18th, the Chinese men’s football delegation was transferred to the preparation base camp at the Taimei Xiangguli Hotel in Suzhou Taihu Lake after all its members passed the nucleic acid test, and will then undergo closed isolation and observation as required.
Considering that the international footballers will return to the league and cup competitions in the future, the coaching staff will still arrange training during the “closed” period in Suzhou and Shanghai. The first outdoor joint training after the team returns to China is expected to be held on the 21st of this month as soon as possible.
Although the remarks of head coach Li Tie have caused great controversy recently, the preparations of the Chinese team have not been disturbed. The coaching staff’s team leadership work remains the same, and the Chinese Football Association working group still regards “playing” as the best way to relax during the closed period.
At 10:05 am Beijing time on the 18th, after the Chinese team arrived in Shanghai, they received various entry-level inspections at the airport as required, and then stationed in a designated hotel near Pudong International Airport to wait for the nucleic acid test results.
On the evening of the 18th, the team was collectively transferred to the premises of Building 9 in Xiangguli, Taimei, Taihu Lake. As with the situation when returning to China after the last visit, the Chinese team will first rest for at least two days after arriving in Suzhou.
According to the schedule previously communicated by the Chinese Football Association and the Chinese Football Confederation’s preparatory group, the second stage of the Chinese Super League is expected to start on December 12, and the Chinese team will not be isolated until December 8th and 9th at the earliest. Therefore, even if the internationals return to the club for the first time, the time to get in with the team is very limited.
In this case, in order to ensure that the national football team can join the league in a normal state, the national football team will continue to arrange regular training in the next three weeks. Among them, the first practice after returning home will start this Sunday as soon as possible.
At present, the atmosphere in the Chinese team is relatively normal. After returning to China, the coaching staff immediately put in preparation for the next two rounds of competition.
In the two top 12 matches this month, the Chinese team drew with Oman and Australia one after another, thus retaining the hope of qualifying until next year. Therefore, the Chinese team can not relax at all for the next preparations.
The members of the Chinese Football Association’s National Football Guarantee Team were also exhausted after the previous cycle of work. They were able to relax properly in a closed environment by taking advantage of the few days of rest for the National Football Association. And “kicking” is their ideal way to relax.
In the absence of training tasks for the time being, the national football coaching team headed by Li Tie may also participate in delegation football activities.