The 2018 AFC Champions Kashima Antlers encountered a lot of difficulties this season. They had a 4-game losing streak at the bottom of the J-League this year, but after a period of adjustment, the AFC giants have completely shaken off the trough. And quickly advanced to the 13th place! In the 18th round of the J-League on the evening of the 23rd, Kashima Antlers played against their underdog Shonan Ocean in the first half of the match. This team is currently the deputy squad leader of the J-League, and Kashima Antlers finished their revenge. , Has advanced into the AFC Champions League.
The game between Kashima Antlers and Shonan Marine was extremely difficult. The score was still 0-0 until 90 minutes later. It was a battle of attrition. In order to keep one point, the visiting team adopted a big bus kick. Although Kashima Antlers had over 70% possession of the ball, they have been unable to find a way to score. The game entered the last minute of stoppage time, Kashima Antlers substitute foreign aid Juan Alano finally scored a lore goal, they beat their opponent 1-0, and even achieved 7 consecutive league victories! It seems that this is their true strength, but you must know that the team's lineup has changed tremendously in the past two years. The 7-game winning streak after short-term adjustments is not easy!
This season, the 29 players of the Kashima Antlers first team who have changed their players have completed the record (including the cup). The 21-year-old young goalkeeper Chong Yuza just recently secured his position as the team's main goalkeeper, and this is just his first season in the J-League. All four goalkeepers on the team have played records in this year's league, including the 41-year-old former Japanese national goalkeeper. The teenager Chong Youza even took away the main position of South Korean goalkeeper Quan Chuntai. From the intensity of the goalkeeper competition, we can see how often the Kashima Antlers players adjust. So able to play 7 consecutive victories, players and coaches have experienced an unimaginable running-in. To
本赛季，鹿岛鹿角一线队的29名球员已经更改了比赛记录（包括杯赛）。这位21岁的年轻门将Chong Yuza最近刚刚获得了球队主要守门员的位置，这只是他在J联赛的第一个赛季。球队的所有四名门将都在今年的联赛中取得了战绩，其中包括41岁的前日本国家门将。少年Chong Youza甚至占据了韩国门将Quan Chuntai的主要位置。从门将比赛的激烈程度，我们可以看到鹿岛鹿角队球员调整的频率。能够连续打出7场胜利，球员和教练经历了难以想象的磨合。至
After the end of the game, Kashima Antlers won the league this month, plus the away win over the third-ranked Tokyo FC last month, the former AFC giants finally returned to the top four in the league. Although the point difference from the top of the list is still huge, but their poor performance of only 12 points in the first 12 games, the contrast with the 21-point performance of the last 7 rounds is simply huge! Once at the bottom of the standings, now it has soared and the ranking has risen by 13 places. It was also a roller coaster, this time Kashima Antlers rushed to the top of the track.
From the relegation zone back to the AFC zone, Kashima Antlers trained a brand new team, and many newcomers and foreign players have discovered their potential through the game. The 51-year-old Brazilian Zago, a former Serie A star, did experience a downturn after taking over as the coach at the beginning of this year, but through constant adaptation and hard work, he can be regarded as a small miracle. Kashima Antlers' winning streak continues, and their goal is still to rush into the AFC zone.