26 May 2022 | 08:25 | Football
“I hope in tomorrow’s match the team will do well and get good results for the fans on New Year’s Day,” coach Li Xiaopeng said at the press conference before the Vietnam rematch, the third qualifying round of the World Cup. 2022 Asia region.
“I think Vietnamese players always show a very good spirit of competition. All players have worked hard to compete, hoping that the two teams will make the most of their abilities to bring a beautiful match to the fans of the two countries. China will play with the highest confidence, determined to win,” continued coach Li Xiaopeng.
Regarding the pressure to win, the Chinese captain said: “Every match is important to us. For the Vietnam rematch, I don’t care about the result, but focus on the preparation and performance of my team.”
When asked about his assessment of the Vietnamese opponent, coach Li Xiaopeng briefly said: “I highly appreciate all the Vietnamese players, in addition to the cheers of the home audience at My Dinh Stadium.”
“From the training sessions I can see the players practice well, including Wu Lei. I hope the whole team has the best performance ,” coach Li Xiaopeng concluded.
Meanwhile, striker Luo Guofu (Brzail naturalized) said: “Unfortunately, I did not play in the previous match, but I will be one of the representatives of China in tomorrow’s match. This is an important game. I don’t care how many minutes I can play, I try to bring the best state.
Moving here from Brazil is not my problem. I found the training atmosphere to be great at the team.”
The match between Vietnam and China will take place at 19:00 on February 1 (ie the 1st of the Lunar New Year).