On October 8, Beijing time, Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao held an open media day. Head coach Cannavaro attended and accepted an interview from the media.
We went to the competition a few months ago, all aspects of life and training, all of us are very satisfied. We played more than a dozen games. Except for the ugly first half against Dalian, we were not completely restricted by our opponents the rest of the time. I am very satisfied with the first stage. I am very satisfied with every player, no matter how much they play. Especially the five football players, they all got the chance to play.
When I met with Chairman Chen before, I thanked the Chinese Football Association for its excellent organization of this season. If there is any concern, I hope that the venue for the second stage will be better. When I was in Dalian, I also followed the games in the Suzhou Division. Hebei Huaxia, Beijing Guoan and Shanghai SIPG have watched all 14 games live. Chongqing also watched about ten games. But in the final analysis, we still have to stick to our own characteristics and not be taken away by our opponents.
Two rounds are better than a single elimination, and some contingency can still be controlled. But in my experience, this kind of game system can't be careless, there is no chance of making mistakes, because you have no chance of catching up from behind. Regardless of the opponent's paper strength, we must keep the hunger panic until the end. Looking at the championship situation, we must be considered a strong team. Although we did not continue to strengthen, we still have many outstanding players with characteristics in our team. As long as they are kneaded together, we are still strong contenders for the championship. However, the staffing of some teams in the Super League does not lose to us, and is even stronger than us at some levels. Going further, if our lineup wants to fight for the Asian championship, some positions are still missing.
I still don't know what to do. Chairman Chen and I have also suggested it, and hope that the schedule can be given to the club sooner. This way we can better prepare. At that time, all of our coaches mentioned this need.
I want to declare again that Taliska is not my son. His problem is still due to the previous two long-term stagnation. One was injury last year, and the other was an epidemic this year, which resulted in him not training for almost eight months. He is very capable and talented, but it is impossible to make up for most of the stagnation in a few weeks of training. The situation is the same for Paulinho. Although he scored a lot, he has not yet reached his best form. So my solution is to let them play more games and get back their status as soon as possible through the accumulation of games.
Taliska is now completely okay with injuries and has been training very well recently. Like everyone else, I very much hope that Talisca can return to peak form. Finally, I want to say that Paulinho and Talisca are both players who can change the team in Europe. Not to mention in the Super League.