In this training session, Evergrande has once again become a big player. A total of 6 players including Exon, Zhang Linpeng, Liu Dianzuo, Wei Shihao, Fernando and Jiang Guangtai were selected. Among the six players, Exxon and Wei Shihao were selected without accident. The only thing to worry about is Wei Shihao’s injury. "Wei Shihao does not have the conditions for the game now, but he will soon practice with the team. After a few days of vacation, Wei Shihao returns to Guangzhou to continue to separate from the team, and then continue to train." Cannavaro said.
Even if Wei Shihao is injured, Li Tie doesn't have to worry too much, because this time, he has a motorcycle under him-Fernando. Since being taken back by Evergrande from China at the beginning of this year, Fernando has attracted attention from the outside world, especially when he was fined 3 million yuan for violations during winter training.
What is not clear to the outside world is whether he can fit into the defending champion, and whether he can let the national fans see that fast-moving motorcycle in the world preliminaries when he is eligible to play on behalf of the national football team. Of course, whether his personality is not so perverse. .
Fernando, who was late for his first show due to injury, did not represent Evergrande until the fifth round. In the seventh round against Dalian, Evergrande had the worst halftime performance of the season, and Fernando came off the bench in the second half. Scored an equalizer goal. Although Cannavaro was unconvinced about whether he would give Fernando more playing time at the time, the fact is that Fernando gradually gained more opportunities.
In 9 games, he scored 3 goals and 4 assists. Among all the naturalized players, his performance was the best on the offensive line.
It can be said that Fernando's speed, ball control and active offensive characteristics are all required by the national football team. His addition will definitely speed up the national football offense.
The naturalization process of Fernando is very simple. After five years in China and then apply to FIFA, he will naturally qualify for the Chinese team. There is no need for Evergrande and the Football Association to worry too much, but Jiang Guangtai, who was selected this time, is a process. Ups and downs, and FIFA's new naturalization rules have solved all troubles.
After the official promotion of the naturalization strategy in 2019, Jiang Guangtai, who is still playing for Everton in the Premier League, was able to enter the Evergrande election support area with his grandfather's Chinese origin in Jiangmen, Guangdong. However, it is not easy for him to represent the national football team. After all, he has represented The England youth team has played official games.
Last year, Evergrande has been working hard to find Jiang Guangtai’s “identity certificate” materials, and strive to let him play on behalf of the national football team. There are few chances to play, and he can only get a stable chance to play in the AFC. In the second half of the season, Exxon returns and Jiang Guangtai is removed from the registration list. However, Cannavaro values the potential of this central defender and wants to keep him. Under my nose, to supervise his training and weight loss process.
In the 2020 season, Jiang Guangtai successfully obtained Chinese nationality with the help of all parties. With the change of the Football Association's policies on naturalization and the use of foreign aid, Jiang Guangtai was able to play in the Chinese Super League with blood naturalization, and he also showed the level of Premier League defenders. The center back line composed of partners can be said to be an important guarantee for Evergrande to score points this season. This season, he has represented Evergrande in 11 games, with a total playing time of 924 minutes, ranking 4th in the team. In addition, the average per game Contributing 4.5 clearances and 1.3 interceptions, with the efforts of him and his teammates, Evergrande has conceded only 12 goals, the third-lowest among the 16 Super League teams.
Thanks to FIFA’s latest naturalization policy, Jiang Guangtai no longer has to look for other proof materials. The Chinese Football Association also formally submitted Jiang Guangtai’s naturalization materials to the FIFA Player Identification Department last week. According to relevant estimates, Jiang Guangtai and Fernando can complete the hearing as soon as mid-October, and they can certainly represent the national football team in next year's world preliminaries.
From the outside world, Jiang Guangtai's participation is a consolidation of the national football defense. When Feng Xiaoting faded out and Zhu Chenjie was still young, the national football needed Jiang Guangtai. Moreover, at the age of 26, he was in his prime. If nothing else, he will be the core of the national football defense in the next few years.