The head coach of Hebei China Fortune Xie Feng said at the pre-match press conference against Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao: "We have a lot of strength at Evergrande, but both sides have a 50% win rate before the game."
"Good afternoon everyone. Through the efforts of our entire team in the first stage, we entered the championship group. But in the second stage, the opponents are much stronger, especially our first opponent, who won eight championships. Evergrande."
"From the comparison of the strength of the two teams, the opponent is indeed stronger than us. Including his foreign aid and naturalized players. If they really arrange it, they may only have five domestic players. In the first round of the game, Gao La Particularly because of the avoidance clause, Zhang Chengdong cannot participate in the competition because of his knee soft tissue injury. This has a certain impact on our overall strength."
"The two rounds of the game require us to do a good job both offensively and defensively. There may also be luck, which may eliminate the opponent and enter the next round."
"The situation of our team, after the holidays and training adjustments, the team's physical condition is still good. From the training, it can be seen that the players have a strong desire to play. Tomorrow's game, we will be prepared for difficulties. We will put ourselves in a right position, put our mentality right, and fight our opponents hard. Now that we have entered the championship group, no matter who the opponent is, we will go all out to play well and strive for better results."
"It is unlikely that Zhang Chengdong will come to the competition area, because the doctor also evaluated his knee joint and asked him to do some treatment, which is also to protect the athlete."
"I think the venue is the same for everyone. Maybe in the two days chatting with opponents, they think the environment here is better than Dalian."
"Tell me? (Laughs) I'm going to keep 11 players from leaving our restricted area, all of them are inside."
"Actually, the game against Evergrande may be defensive-oriented for each team. But I think the important thing is how to seize the opportunity and how to score when the defense is good."
"If you don't score, it is difficult to eliminate your opponent."
"One round of the game may be fortuitous, but the two rounds of the game require the team to have a certain level of strength. As I mentioned earlier, we must do well both on defense and offense, and we need some luck."
"The outside world may think that Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao has a relatively big win, but I don't think so. I think both sides have a 50% win rate before the game.
"The most important thing is to play on the spot. Maybe you have more opportunities, but you can't make it. We only have three or four chances to seize it and we can win."
"Indeed, Paulinho is a very good player, and his ability to plug in from behind and seize opportunities in front of goal is very good."
"What strategy? (Laughs) Enraged him and let him be punished."