SportsTalk December 18 According to reporter Pei Li, before the national football team departed from Pudong Airport this afternoon, head coach Jankovic accepted an interview with the media.
What is your goal as a head coach in this Asian Cup?
My goal as a coach is always the first lesson of a training session. We just need to continue to maintain a humble attitude, train hard, and prepare for the game with a positive attitude. We have to go all out to prepare for the game against Tajikistan. This is my workflow. We need to have a compact formation and a positive attitude towards the game. We need a good mental state and an all-out attitude to win the game. This is the same requirement as always. After that, we will take the second game as the next goal, and we will take it step by step.
Previously, domestic media reported that the national team’s goal is to be among the top eight in the Asian Cup. I don’t know what the head coach thinks about this. Is the goal high or low?
As a coach, my judgment standard is whether the team can play my technical and tactical standards and show a good mental outlook. , just like what we showed in the World Cup preliminaries in October. This is my criterion. Of course we need to be ambitious so that we can stay awake and show the same attitude in the next games, which is also important. As a head coach, my goal can only be the first game, step by step.
Everyone expects us to have good results and has good expectations. As a team, we also have many small goals. But instead of exaggerating and empty talk, it is better to focus on the first game against Tajikistan and strive to be the best. Take it step by step.
The specific tasks of this training session
We hope to retain the good things from the last training session and keep them until At the Asian Cup. Our personal training plan for athletes starts on November 11th. In the past three weeks, we have mainly carried out certain training on physical fitness, as well as technical, tactical and psychological construction. We also have some friendly matches to play before leaving for Doha. Of course, we also have enough motivation and time to prepare for the Asian Cup, and we hope to continue our good form. We need to grow further.
This training session is not winter training. We need all team members to maintain good condition and the best competitive level at the beginning of the game. , we need a week or two to allow the players to reach a balance, because some players have already gone through the holidays, and some players have just finished playing in the AFC Champions League. The three-week training is not always at the same pace. We need to be relaxed and relaxed. Sometimes we need a lot of classes, and sometimes we need to achieve a balance of physical fitness.
Talk about the determination of the 23-man roster
As time goes by, it will become clearer and clearer. We will decide the final lineup through preparation. I am not worried about this issue. Every player deserves to be called up. Everyone is worthy of being called up. Strength and ability.
At present, the two opponents in the group, Qatar and Lebanon, have temporarily changed their head coaches. What do you think of this?
We should not pay too much attention to our opponents. I only need to collect the opponent’s game information to understand As for the performance of our opponents, I have mentioned before that we must respect all opponents, but we need to respect ourselves more and play our own stuff.
In preparation for the national team, it is enough to collect enough useful information so that they will not be unprepared for emergencies when they arrive on the field. , as for the rest, being ourselves is the most important thing.