Tiger Fighting, October 10th, "Football" published an exclusive interview with Guangzhou R&F coach Van Bronckhorst with the title of "Van Bronckhorst: After Zahavi left, Chinese players have come forward."
October 9th, Guangzhou R&F Media Open Day. After the 70-day closed game in the Dalian Division, the R&F team has been preparing for the game at the familiar Guangzhou University Town Football Base these days, and then went to Dalian on the 13th to prepare for the second stage of the relegation group competition. The two rounds of R&F and Qingdao Huanghai will be held on October 19th and October 24th.
In an interview with reporters, Van Bronckhorst, head coach of Guangzhou R&F team, talked about the unforgettable experience of the first stage of the league. Although the first stage started poorly and won four rounds, the team later played better without Zahavi and Saba. What particularly satisfied Fan Shuai was the players' execution on the court.
When talking about the second stage of the game, Fan Shuai had sufficient confidence in the team’s relegation. “Through these few days of training, I have observed the players’ training status and desire for the game. confident."
Zahavi and Saba left the team, and the club introduced Adrian and Zivkovic. They have played in China before and are very familiar with Chinese football. I believe they can integrate into the team faster, and hope that Help the team through their abilities.
Zivkovic can play as a left forward or a center. Adrian is more like a midfielder. Both of them are players with stronger offensive attributes. After Zahavi’s departure, the team lacked a forward center in the second half of the first period. After Saba’s departure, we are more tight on the forward side, but now the team is relatively complete, which gives me more choices. So the next step is to examine the players through training to see which players are in better shape, and we will select them to play in the first round.
In the world of football, the flow of personnel and transfers are very normal. I believe everyone will respect Zahawi's achievements in the R&F team. Of course, he has started a new life and career now, and our team is also continuing to move forward. I believe that everyone will focus on their work, focus on the game, be fully engaged, and play to the best!
A few days ago, I had a very good rest. After the ten-week closure of the Dalian competition area, this holiday allows players to spend a week with their family and friends. Everyone has adjusted very well. After a week of rest, we re-trained. In a familiar environment, we will have a good preparation for the second stage of the game.
The most memorable thing is the team's performance. In the second half of the first stage, the R&F players showed an upward trend. We played well in the last few games and kept our hope of reaching the top four, but we regretted not making the top four in the end. We all know that the next second stage is completely different from the first stage. It is a two-round knockout. In the next few days, we must be fully prepared to meet the challenges of the subsequent game.
The adjustment is mainly to change the formation. In the games after the first stage, we used more of the three-back formation, especially in terms of defensive position, which required closer. At the beginning of the league, our offensive firepower was still concentrated on Zahavi and Saba. When Zahavi left, the Chinese players in the team stepped up and assumed most of the offensive responsibilities, like Huang Zhengyu and Zhang Gong and Ye Chugui, they both scored goals and blossomed more points, so that the team is not so single in attack, which will make it more difficult for the opponent to defend us. This is also one of the team's progress and changes.
He is a very young player with great potential. Our team has many young players. Han Jiaqi is a representative example. With the accumulation of game experience, he will make himself stronger. He had a lot of wonderful performances in the first 15 games, which also proved that he has enough ability to stand in this position and has enough competitiveness.
Of course he also makes mistakes, but we know that his willpower is still very strong and will not be easily knocked down by these mistakes. On the contrary, he will learn and absorb something from these mistakes to let himself grow, and his growth rate is also quickly. I believe he can continue to improve himself in the future and become a better goalkeeper.
The first time I saw Wen Yongjun was a friendly match between us and the Shenzhen team. At that time, it was to promote some young players to observe. He gave me a deep impression, a very talented player. His personality is very cheerful, willing to learn, and constantly improve his skills and skills. Wen Yongjun is very young now, and there is still a long way to go. I hope that he will continue to improve and grow on the right track. It is not easy for him. At the age of 17, he stood on such a high stage as the Football Association Cup and the Super League. I hope he can continue to maintain a good growth trend.
Li Tixiang returned to the team for training yesterday; Adrian and Dembele still have some minor injuries, and they are expected to return to the team for training next week; Zeng Chao still suffers from some injuries; Chen Junle suffers from a knee injury Must have surgery and will miss the rest of the season. Next, we will continue to follow up their injuries and hope that these players will recover as soon as possible and return to the team as soon as possible.
We still prepared for the war according to the original plan. In the first stage of the Dalian game, our schedule was relatively close. After each game, we basically focused on resuming training. After returning to Guangzhou, the players were rested and adjusted. I think the players are mentally and physically. A very good recovery.
I think the first round of the relegation group is very important. As long as we win, we can be successful in relegation. Therefore, I hope everyone can do well whether it’s training in Guangzhou these days or after arriving in Dalian. Full preparation, no matter in terms of the team's tactics and the mentality of the players, there must be more adequate preparation.
I think in the second half of the first stage, the entire team behaves more like a whole. Each of our players is fighting for the team, for their teammates, and for their own value. The team spirit is reflected. And the players have done a very good job in implementing the coach’s technical and tactical deployment on the court, which makes me very happy, especially in the last five games, we only lost one game, and the team’s performance met my expectations. , So I hope the team can continue to maintain this advantage in subsequent games and continue to improve.
I really like to share some of my experience with the players. The goal of our team now is to focus on the next two games. I believe that as long as the team plays normally, we have a great chance to defeat the other side. Of course, I believe that the other side also thinks with such confidence.
I believe that which team is more focused on the game and has a stronger desire to win the game will have a greater chance of victory and success. Through these few days of training, I have observed the players' training status and desire for the game. I am still very confident in the team.