Speaking of coaching, the national team coach Li Tie is Zheng Zhijin’s role model in front of him. They all have a brilliant career as a coach. They are all prepared for the coaching position. They also have work experience in the Evergrande team. Wait for a long-term study under the account of a famous man.
So much in common means that Zheng Zhi may become another excellent domestic coach. In the future, he and Li Tie will fight tactically and join forces in training young players, which is a good thing for Chinese football.
Just as Zheng Zhi said on CCTV's "Let's Talk", it is not easy to complete the task of making Chinese fans happy. It can even be said that there is a long way to go and it requires the joint efforts of him and Li Tie and other seniors.
就像郑智在央视的“ Let's Talk”上说的那样，要完成让中国球迷开心的任务并不容易。甚至可以说还有很长的路要走，这需要他和李铁以及其他前辈的共同努力。
In the current overall lack of power in Chinese football, outstanding players like Zheng Zhi began to transform into coaches, which has important inheritance significance. Among the local coaches currently active in the front line, Jia Xiuquan, Wang Baoshan, Li Xiaopeng, and Li Tie are all representatives of players transforming into coaches. They have all contributed to Chinese football at all levels.
In the foreseeable future, Zheng Zhi will also become one of them and continue to contribute to Chinese football on the coaching bench. Among the currently more successful domestic coaches, Li Tie is undoubtedly the object Zheng Zhi needs to learn.
The same young age made his debut in Liaoning, and he ushered in the pinnacle of his professional career early. They have also spent time abroad and established themselves in the Premier League as a midfielder. They also played for the Evergrande team under different identities and passed through Lippi’s guidance. Too many commonalities.
Zheng Zhi took the path of Li Tie and changed his role from player to coach, but his responsibility for devoting all his energy to Chinese football has not changed.
If one day we can see that the coach of the national team and the coach of Guangzhou Evergrande are both excellent players who have led the team to achieve good results, then Chinese football will also reach a new height.
Zheng Zhi and Li Tie, the national teammates are only three years apart. Because Zheng Zhi has not caught up with Li Tie's professional peak, in the perception of many fans, these two players seem to belong to two different eras.
In the player era, Li and Zheng were both models of self-discipline. Zheng Zhi maintained a perfect athlete body until forty years old, and his level of involvement on the court was no worse than that of young players;
Li Tie once revealed that he had only 8 days off during his 8 years as a player, and he would continue to train even if his arm was broken. As coaches, they will pass on to the players the positive energy of being disciplined, having a correct attitude, and being active.
In addition, both Zheng Zhi and Li Tie have a very thorough understanding of advanced tactics.
Strong running ability is the label of Li Tie's player era. At the same time, he also has an outstanding overall view. He is good at understanding the intention of the head coach to better grasp the offensive direction. He played in the front court and organized the attack during Everton. There has been a significant improvement.
After serving as the head coach, Li Tie integrated the experience he learned from Lippi and Scolari, and often consulted Moyes, and gradually formed his own flexible technical and tactical characteristics, which was also reflected in the national team games. .
Zheng Zhi is also excellent in tactical understanding. During his stay abroad, Charlton once became an offensive organizer. After returning to China, he has served as the core midfielder of Evergrande and the National Football Team for a long time. He has an extremely tacit understanding of cooperation with big-name foreign teachers and foreign aid, and his ability to grasp the team's offensive and defensive rhythm Has been so perfect.
In recent years, Zheng Zhi’s playing time has been decreasing, but strategic insight, on-the-spot experience, and understanding of specific tactics are all important guarantees for the team to win. Especially in the championship stage, Zheng Zhi’s appearance can often play a "ballast". The role of stone.
In the player era, both Zheng and Li are players who can help their teammates perform better. After assuming the role of assistant coach, they can also answer questions for players in specific areas.
I believe that after Zheng Zhihui and Li Tie take up the coaching position, their overall view and advanced tactical understanding will definitely improve the team's level, improve the team's tactical reserve, and help players make better progress.
There are not many excellent players in China and there are fewer excellent coaches. As the best among them, Zheng Zhi and Li Tie took off their own responsibilities. In fact, they were not relieved by taking off their jerseys. Instead, they would wear suits and stand on the sidelines. Aggravate.
Time is fair to everyone. Zheng Zhi, born in 1980, is 40 years old this year. No amount of self-discipline can stop the decline in physical function. Transition to a coaching position is an inevitable choice.
Fortunately, Evergrande teammates have the foresight and successful experience in training coaches. Thanks to the long-term hard work of the high-level foreign teachers of the Evergrande team, the teaching assistants who study by their side have the advantage of getting the first time in the water.
Hao Wei studied under Scolari and is now the head coach of the Chinese Olympic team; Fu Bo used to serve as an assistant under Cannavaro and now plays a role as the Youth Training Director of the Chinese Football Association;
Needless to say, Li Tie has assisted Lippi in Evergrande and the national team. He is currently the coach of the national team and the leader among the local coaches.
There is no doubt that Zheng Zhi needs to benchmark Li Tie when it comes to coaching.
Whether at home or abroad, it has never been easy for players to be convinced by their coaches and manage a team well. In this regard, meritorious players who "play and teach" often have inherent advantages.
Zheng Zhi’s ability among domestic players is unquestionable. Even if he plays at an advanced age, he rarely meets opponents. He is still a humeral minister among the strongest clubs in Asia;
In terms of performance, it is beyond the reach of the current young players. He has been the captain of Evergrande and the national team for a long time. He won the Chinese Super League champion and won the AFC twice. In the 2004 Asian Cup, he led the Chinese team to the runner-up and tied the best result in history. , I have also won the Asian Footballer, this series of honors is convincing enough.
Many young players take Zheng Zhi as their idol, and coaches with these "halos" have a strong deterrent effect.
Whether in the national team or the club, Zheng Zhi has already taken on the job of an assistant coach, assisting foreign teachers to be "political commissars". His strong communication skills and understanding of the current players can help him carry out his work better. .
As the saying goes, the time is not as good as the place, and the place is not as good as the people. When coaching in China, the ability to control the locker room allows players to serve the coach willingly, laying the foundation for the highest technical and tactical level. There is no doubt that Zheng Zhi already has advantages that foreign teachers do not have.
Evergrande has provided fertile soil for Zheng Zhi's transformation. It is the best way to observe and study closely with the famous marshal.
Zheng Zhi has worked for Evergrande for ten years and has been studying for many foreign teachers for a long time. He has unique conditions for learning management methods and technical and tactical arrangements. Similarly, the famous player Cannavaro also said that he will do his best to help Zheng Zhi adapts to the position as soon as possible.
However, when assistant coaches and head coaches are very different, assistant coaches are often responsible for certain areas of training.
Such as daily training, physical improvement, detailed tactics formulation, demonstration and promotion for players, etc. And the head coach has to coordinate the overall situation, arrange and deploy the team's skills and tactics, and assume more responsibility for overall management.
Obviously, Zheng Zhi still has a long way to go to become a head coach. Li Tie’s road to success is worth learning. During his tenure as a head coach, he must obtain a higher level of coaching qualifications and focus on improving. Yourself.
Especially in terms of skills and tactics, as a head coach, you must have your own characteristics of using troops.
Zidane, who was born as a meritorious player, is actually very similar to Zheng Zhi's current situation. He is better at dressing room control and player emotional mobilization, but is relatively weak in tactics.
But this does not mean that Zidane is really bad in terms of tactics, otherwise we cannot explain the three consecutive Champions League.
He was able to empower the defensive system built by Mourinho, followed and developed Ancelotti's midfielder's ideas of military use, and further optimized the offensive configuration to enhance Ronaldo's role. This is the embodiment of his strong learning ability.
Similarly, Li Tie had a similar operation in coaching in Wuhan. In the season when they surpassed, Wuhan Zall's configuration was not the strongest in China, nor was it even the strongest period of the team.
Li Tie, who is also the general manager, sports director and head coach of the club, has a strong control over the team. He integrates his own ideas into the original system, changes the configuration of foreign aid, and activates Raphael and other forwards to form the strongest firepower in the Chinese League. ；
Re-using veterans Zhang Yaokun and Ai Zhibo to ensure the stability of the team's military spirit and ensure full resilience and offensive and defensive balance; cleverly used young player Liu Yun to speed up in the second half and play the Han army that "80 minutes speed up can't afford"...
Obviously, no matter which senior he is benchmarking against, Zheng Zhi still needs to work harder in tactics.
After studying at Evergrande, it is particularly important to go to other teams to experience. After all, Li Tie also has the ability to coach the national football team after the experience of Hebei Huaxia Fortune and Wuhan Zall.
There is a long-term problem in Chinese football. High-level foreign teachers are capable, but they are relatively ignorant of the national conditions and are not very clear about the psychology of Chinese players. Strong professional skills will be greatly reduced in such an environment.
Especially in the non-profit-driven national teams at all levels, it is even possible to lower the team's lower limit, such as the Hefei tragedy in the Camacho era;
Domestic coaches are familiar with the Chinese football environment and master the methods of communicating with Chinese players, but their relative professional level is somewhat lacking, which can often inspire players' fighting spirit, but they are not very clever in specific tactics, lowering the team's upper limit.
The new generation of local coaches such as Zheng Zhi and Li Tie who grew up in professional leagues, has played abroad, has long-term learning by high-level foreign teachers, and accepted the most advanced football concepts are the best candidates to break this vicious circle.
They have the most intuitive cognition of advanced tactics, long-term learning advanced coaching concepts and methods, and also have a clearer understanding of the psychology of Chinese players, hoping that they can reach the level of Europe when they play as a coach.
From another perspective, the new generation of coaches of Zheng Zhi is also the one who has transformed the experience and legacy of the "Golden Yuan Decade" of Chinese football into the driving force for the growth of Chinese football.
Since Evergrande’s rise by relying on the Jin Yuan in 2010, Chinese football has attracted a lot of capital and attention, and attracted many high-level foreign teachers and foreign aid. It is difficult for us to define the "Jin Yuan Era". However, each era has its own essence, which needs someone to inherit, develop and utilize.
The club has invested a lot of real money and invited high-level coaches, giving our young coaches the opportunity to learn up close and giving us the opportunity to choose the good ones. These opportunities bought with money are integrated into these young coaches. In the coach’s daily habits, Li Tie, Li Xiaopeng, Fu Bo, Hao Wei are like this, and so is Zheng Zhi.
I have to mention Lippi here. Gao Lin once said that Lippi’s coaching of the national football team was “to teach high school students at the level of university professors”. He handed over the more advanced concepts of Chinese football. We may not be able to understand it for the time being, but this will be A tactical benchmark.
Lippi left Chinese football more than the regret of almost reaching the World Cup, the ecstasy of beating South Korea dignifiedly in the official game, and the chagrin after the defeat of Iran in the Asian Cup. The Silver Fox also left Chinese football with a high level of Chinese football. The hard practice of football tactics, and Li Tie and Zheng Zhi, who have experienced this feeling and tactics under him, will also say that this concept will be passed on.
There is still a long way to go. We don't want to see the assistant coach helplessly warm up on the sidelines, but we want to see Zheng Zhi lead his team to win more honors in various competitions.