On September 27, the Spanish team where Chinese player Wu Lei belongs will challenge Real Oviedo in the away game. This is the team's first away game in the new season. As usual, Wu Lei published his personal column "Wu Lei Weekly" on Wednesday. He revealed that the draw in the second round made the team realize that the Spanish League B is very cruel and not easy to play.
The author believes that behind this emotion, there are two meanings reflected. First, although the Spanish Second Division is the second level in Spain, the overall level is much higher than that of the Chinese Super League. Wu Lei, who has scored a goal in the Chinese Super League, is not easy to play in the Second Division. Second, Wu Lei's emotion is also a kind of euphemistic reminder that Chinese football needs to face up to the objective gap with the high-level European leagues. Fans and netizens should give the brave Chinese overseas players a relatively calm atmosphere.
In the first round of the new season, the Spanish team where the Chinese player Wu Lei is located defeated Albacete 3-0 at home to get a good start. The starting Wu Lei scored a goal and provided an assist. In the second round of the second round, the Spaniard flattened Mallorca 0-0 at home, and Wu Lei did not play too eye-catching.
The Spaniard coach Moreno said after the game, "We did not have the usual fluency. When it is difficult for us to play, the most important thing is to keep the goal intact." Wu Lei also resumed the draw: " Before the game, the coach has been communicating with us and repeatedly emphasized that there should be no idea of underestimating the Division 2 League. Our players are also prepared inside, knowing that the Division 2 is not easy. Wait until the game starts, the whole team really appreciates the coach's words Weight."
Compared to Albacete, it is the mid-lower team of La Liga. The second-round opponent Mallorca also played La Liga last season. He is a difficult brother who was relegated with the Espanyol. Moreno coached Mallorca last season, only this season changed the court to pick up the Espanyol coach. "Before the game, the coach emphasized that don’t be fooled by the first victory, thinking that West Second Division is simple. The game against Mallorca will be very difficult. The actual game process also proves this. All the problems the coach said are directly reflected on the field. The last performance and the final score."
Wu Lei believes that the overall strength of the Spaniard is absolutely dominant in the entire Division II, but at this time it is more necessary for the team to have a good attitude. "The West Second Division team is more hardworking and more direct, especially when each team meets us, they have a stronger desire to play and want to prove themselves by defeating us." Wu Lei believes that opponents will use various Tactics, "Disrupt our game rhythm, let us follow their rhythm. In this situation, a stable mentality is extremely important."
There are 22 teams in the West Second League, adopting the home and away game system, and a total of 42 rounds. Compared with La Liga, La Liga is significantly longer, with more variables, and higher requirements for the stability of the team. After the end of the season, the top two in the standings will be directly promoted to La Liga next season; third to sixth in the standings will be promoted to the play-offs to compete for a place to advance to La Liga next season. The last 4 teams in the standings are relegated to the West Division B League.
The Espanyol team will usher in the third West Division League this week. Counting this there are 40 games left, but the whole league journey has just started. Wu Lei revealed that there are often "big dark horses" in the Second Division. For example, newly promoted horses can directly reach the top six and are expected to advance to La Liga. This is very common in the history of the Second Division. "La Liga is so cruel, every team wants to win, it is not so easy to win. Then we must not make the mistakes of last season, we must trust ourselves 100%. The current team's defense is still stable, as long as If you don’t lose the ball, plus a little patience, you will definitely have a chance to score and score."
Wu Lei also took the initiative: he could play more patiently and seek more opportunities for cooperation. "As long as our team can steadily score the first goal, and then score the second and third goals, it will be very easy. On the contrary, if we want to eat the opponent in one breath every time, we will be burdened with thoughts. In case the situation cannot be opened, the mentality will become more and more impatient, and finally the mentality will deteriorate. The 0-0 in the second game is a very good alert. Don't rush for quick success and quick gains, do the process well, and patiently seek victory can help. We walk more steadily."
Wu Lei also said that he is also a newcomer in the Second Division: "This is the Second Division. I believe that with the increase in away games, my understanding will be different."
Last weekend, the media brought South Korean stars Sun Xingmin and Wu Lei together: Last Saturday, Sun Xingmin staged a big four to help Tottenham Hotspur win, and Wu Lei missed the goal of the Spanish team to get a tie. Some media chanted, "This is a sharp contrast", "The gap between Wu Lei and Sun Xingmin may be even greater than that of China and South Korea football."
In the author's opinion, Sun Xingmin plays in the Premier League and Wu Lei plays in the second division. The strength of the Premier League Tottenham must be higher than the Spanish second division. Sun Xingyu went to Europe's five major leagues at the age of 16. He has played in Europe for 10 years. Wu Lei has only been abroad for the third year, and his overseas experience is not the same starting line. Judging from the football level of South Korea and China, the South Korean national team can enter the final stage in almost every World Cup. Chinese men's football has only entered the World Cup once in history, and Chinese and South Korean football are not in the same level. Therefore, a simple and rude comparison between Sun Xingmin and Wu Lei is undoubtedly "Guan Gong vs. Qin Qiong", which is basically a false proposition.
In an exclusive interview with Xinhua News Agency, Wu Lei once said about his experience of studying abroad, "The harvest is richer than I thought, and it can be said to be all-round. The most important thing is that I have seen the football system from top to bottom here. Operation, from echelon to adult team, football atmosphere, and ordinary people’s love for football are two experiences in China. But on the other hand,
Wu Lei told Xinhua News Agency, “As for what I can personally bring to Chinese football, I’m a little lonely. I’ve always said that if China can have 20 or 30 players in such an environment, even if it can play in the secondary leagues. If you can really feel the game, it will be helpful to Chinese football after I go back. Now I can only say that I see the gap here, but I am a little helpless in the face of the gap."
Actually, there are more Chinese fans supporting Wu Lei because he can see the shadow of Chinese football. Although the national football team has to go through ups and downs every step it takes, and it often faces doubts and ridicules, it still bravely moves forward and does not forget to chase dreams. In fact, for the development of Chinese football, Sun Xingmin and Wu Lei should not be compared, but the number of children playing football in South Korea, Japan and China should be compared. In this way, you will find the answer.
"In Spain, I see people playing football on the road every day. After school, the children are all on the playground and on the concrete floor. Not all on the green grass, but everywhere. With this foundation, you can still play. Worried that football results will not improve?