Chinese national team head coach Dejan Durjevic, who will take on South Korea in the quarterfinals of the Asian Games, has expressed his frustration with the tight schedule.
“We played four matches in eight days,” Durjevic said after China’s 1-0 win over Qatar in the round of 16 at the Hangzhou Asian Games at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province on Sunday. According to international rules, a maximum of three matches are allowed in seven days,” he criticized. South Korea also played four games in eight days from Sept. 19 to 27, including three group matches and the round of 16.
Serbian coach Durdevic also blamed “overwork” for the sending off of key defender Jang Sun-roong for a collision with an opponent just before the end of the second half. Zhang had started all four games. “When players are overworked, their body and brain function decreases, which affects their ability to communicate and make judgments, which means their reaction time slows down and their decision-making becomes inaccurate,” Durjevic said in a press conference, according to China’s Sina.com.
In fact, later in the day, when things didn’t go his way, Dudevic threw a water bottle out of his hand to show his anger. 레모나토토 It seems that Chinese players and foreign coaches are not immune to getting upset.
China’s squad is not in the best shape ahead of their quarterfinal match against South Korea next month. Chinese media reported that Zhang Sunrong is out through suspension, forcing Zhu Chenjie, who is currently recovering from injury, to play. Midfielder Gao Tian is out through accumulation.
After losing two key players, Dudevic said, “We have 22 players in the team. I can replace the absentees with other players. It doesn’t affect my formation,” he said. “I hope the injured players will return,” he said, admitting that it’s not easy to pick a lineup at the moment.
South Korea and China split a pair of friendlies in June in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China. At the time, China’s rough play resulted in injuries to Korean players such as Uhm Won-sang. “The June match is already in the past. “Korea is very strong,” he said, adding, “We will respect them in the press conference, but when we go out on the field, we will try to win. Dudevic plans to use a 4-2-3-1 formation, similar to the last four games.
More than 38,000 fans attended the last match between China and Qatar. An even larger crowd is expected to chant “chayo” (fighting).