SportsTalk reported on December 18 that Feng Xiaoting released a video in which he interviewed Zheng Zhi. Zheng Zhi said in the interview that he has to be more serious after becoming a coach and cannot laugh and laugh all day like he did when he was a player.
Is it stressful to be the coach of the national team?
Okay, we just assist the head coach in his work. The work status is different. We are more about helping the head coach. , because he is a foreigner, he integrates more with the team members and serves as a bridge.
I feel much calmer during this meeting
You have to be more serious as a coach (laughing), that’s for sure, your identity has changed. First of all, there must be a certain distance between you and the team members, and you can’t just laugh and joke all day long like before. When playing football, you can do whatever you want with the players. Now that you are a coach, you must still have a certain sense of proportion.
When I was a player, I was older than you. I might talk to you more on the court. Now I am a coach. , maybe all-round, and life needs to be talked about.
Was there still a chance to continue playing?
You are so old now. You must like this career, and you also hope to continue it as long as possible , but there must be an expectation in my heart that this day will always come. Sometimes when I wake up the next day, I feel that my playing career is over. But you don’t leave football, you can come in with another identity, like I am now.
About the invitational match between the 85 National Youth League and Guangzhou Evergrande
I think one thing that is particularly good is that everyone has the opportunity to get together. There are very few opportunities for everyone to get together. It is good to use this opportunity to get together and reminisce about the past.
About youth training and young players
The earlier you experience it, the more helpful it will be for future growth. Just like now, it may be said that our current 23-year-old players are still called young players, but in fact, 23-year-olds are no longer considered young players. If more kids can play in the league at the age of 17 or 18, regardless of whether they excel or not, they are not as capable as you back then. They may have experienced it for a few years, which will definitely help them.