Source of manuscript: Football News
Two days later, Shandong Luneng and Beijing Guoan will start the second round of the first round. Two double rounds will be held on the 17th and 22nd to determine who can advance to the semi-finals of the Chinese Super League. Compared with the previous Jinglu battles, Luneng is currently in a period of change. The team has just changed coaches and the club’s equity changes are in progress, which undoubtedly adds to the difficulty of Luneng’s game.
But returning to the Jinglu battle, including all three rounds and six games in the second stage, Luneng may not have no chance.
At the oath meeting, Luneng Club general manager Sun Hua gave a speech. He said: “Every game in the championship group is a key battle. We must dare to think about our goals and strive for the championship. We must dare to fight in our mentality. , To be the best of you. In the game, you must dare to win, and have the courage and determination to meet the brave in a narrow way. Everything is centered on the team, and the starting point is to strive for victory. The board of directors fully supports the coach and the team Soldiers must respond firmly to the coach, resolutely obey, resolutely implement, and fight for their dreams. The three services will make their lives work and everything will happen!"
Head coach Hao Wei said: "In this special season, I want to thank every player and staff. It is because of your unremitting efforts and hard work that we can successfully enter the ranks of the championship group. The second stage. The game is about to start. We will continue to work hard together and go all out to strive for victory in every game, and use our excellent results to repay the trust of the leaders and the support of the fans."
In this season, Luneng’s league goal is the top two, but in the first stage of the league, Luneng’s performance was not very good, which also created a lot of difficulties for Luneng to win the top two results.
Because of the third result in Group A, Luneng’s schedule has become very difficult: in the first round of the second stage, Luneng will play against Beijing Guoan. If it can advance, Luneng will have a high probability against Guangzhou Evergrande. Guangzhou Evergrande’s opponent in the first round is China Fortune, Gao Lat evaded China Fortune, Zhang Chengdong was injured, the team's strength was greatly affected, Evergrande's victory is a matter of reason.
That is to say, if Luneng wants to complete the first two goals of the league, Luneng must continuously defeat Beijing Guoan and Guangzhou Evergrande. For Luneng, this task is really not an ordinary difficulty.
And if it advances to the finals, Luneng will have a high probability against SIPG. In other words, if Luneng wants to win the championship, he must play the top three in the Super League. This is not an ordinary difficulty. In the past, Luneng reached the finals twice in a row, but at most it encountered Guoan and did not encounter SIPG And Evergrande.
In fact, the difficulty of the schedule is not necessarily insurmountable. For example, in recent years, Luneng has a very good record against Guoan. From May 29, 2016 to the present, more than 4 years, Luneng only played in the last round of last year (2019). December 1st) lost to Beijing Guoan, but at that time Luneng’s focus was already on the Football Association Cup, and did not go all out ideologically. In addition, Luneng remained unbeaten against Guoan, with a record of 4 wins and 4 level.
As for the match against Evergrande, last year's AFC Champions League, and the first stage of this year's league, Luneng defeated Evergrande in 90 minutes. Compared with the game against Guoan, Luneng's record against Evergrande is still at a disadvantage, but beating Evergrande in two consecutive seasons also means that Luneng has basically walked out of the shadow of Evergrande.
But the crux of the problem is that Luneng is currently in an unstable state. The first is the change of coaches. After Luneng’s coaching change, there is only about 10 days before the start of the league. For Hao Wei, the preparation time is really short. If he hastily played, the players may not be able to fully understand Hao at the technical and tactical level. Wei's request.
In addition, Luneng is currently in a period of equity change, which will have a great impact on Luneng. In this period of change, Luneng will definitely undergo corresponding changes in the institutional framework and personnel settings.
Although Luneng is still the original management framework and personnel, the change is about to begin, and the period of uncertainty before the change can easily bring about an unstable psychological state, and this unstable psychological state will also affect Players, because they have to make an expectation and plan for the future.
Of course, in this case, the team still has a certain possibility of breaking out of combat effectiveness. After all, the second stage of the league only has 3 rounds and 6 games. As long as the players concentrate and go all out, they can still play high. Quality game.
At present, with the changes in Luneng, people from all walks of life have begun to look down on Luneng. First of all, the media of Luneng’s first opponent, Beijing Guoan, generally feel optimistic, and they even spread this optimism on various platforms. . From a theoretical point of view, if Luneng was still a "Guoan killer" in the past, the current Luneng win rate must have declined to a certain extent, at least Luneng's current win rate is lower than that of Guoan.
But football is round, Luneng has another characteristic, that is, when the outside world is optimistic, Luneng is always easy to lose the chain, such as the 2018 and 2019 Football Association Cup finals, before the start of the game, all walks of life are optimistic about Luneng, waiting for Luneng away 1-1 Guoan , And after Luneng 1 to 0 Shenhua at home, people from all walks of life believe that the champion is Luneng, but Luneng lost the chain.
On the contrary, it is when Luneng is not optimistic. For example, in 2015, Luneng finished the AFC Champions League and then played Guoan away. The opponent is strong and Luneng itself is extremely tired. All walks of life think that Luneng will win by the minority, even if it loses by a big score, it can be understood and accepted. As a result, Luneng defeated Guoan 3-0 in that game.