General manager of Guangzhou City Club: God helps those who improve themselves, and the players have a strong desire to survive.
December 28 yesterday afternoon, the 33rd round of the Chinese Super League, Guangzhou City 3-0 beat Shenzhen team, one round ahead of relegation. At the moment of success in avoiding relegation, Zhang Bin, general manager of Guangzhou City Football Club, said: “God helps those who improve themselves, and the players have a strong desire to survive,” the Football Daily reported.
At the beginning of the season, Guangzhou City, where the whole Chinese class played, set a record of a 13-game losing streak, and the club decided to invite Li Weifeng as the team’s head coach. Li Weifeng led the team to beat Tianjin Jinmen Tiger 2-0 in his first game, followed by a 1-0 victory over Guangzhou.
In the first seven games since Li Weifeng took office, Guangzhou has remained unbeaten in six games. Although the subsequent wave of seven consecutive defeats once again plunged Guangzhou into a desperate situation, the last four games with 2 wins and 2 draws once again let Guangzhou find a way out. In the 18 games that led the team this season, Li Weifeng led the team to a record of 5 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses to avoid relegation ahead of schedule.
From a technical point of view, the final success of Guangzhou City team to avoid relegation is directly related to the return of foreign aid Guilherme and Cardona at the critical moment, and the two foreign aids played a key role in many games in the second half. From a spiritual point of view, the Guangzhou city team, which has a stronger desire for survival, persisted until the end.
According to the Football Daily, after completing the relegation one round ahead of schedule, Guangzhou City will also face the problems of club access and future club restructuring.