Netease Sports reported on September 25:
Chongqing Dangdai defeated Shijiazhuang Yongchang 4-1 and locked the place in the championship group ahead of schedule. At the post-match press conference, Zhang Wailong said, “The Chongqing Contemporary team demonstrated in the second half
Zhang Wailong concluded after the game, "We have achieved this year's goal in the Suzhou Division. We thank the staff and players, thank the fans who have supported us in Chongqing and on the scene, and also thank the municipal government, Dangdai Group and the club for their support. I would like to thank all those who supported us. In the second half of the football spirit of Chongqing Contemporary team, I can only express my gratitude."
Zhang Wailong said frankly that it is not easy to qualify for the championship team. "As everyone knows, due to the impact of the new crown epidemic, our foreign aid has never come back. There are indeed many difficulties. So our previous focus was on the quality of domestic players. They The quality of training abroad, how to achieve balance in a short period of time, and hope to achieve this balance as soon as possible, we have also insisted on completing it to the end."
Gut concluded after the game, "It is very difficult to evaluate the game after a big loss. We feel very uncomfortable in our hearts. Everyone is very uncomfortable. The overall state of the Chinese Super League is still good, but the last two weeks. The team has suffered a lot of injuries. Of course, the four core players in the frontcourt of the team were all injured and it is difficult to play our normal level. This is also the biggest challenge we face."
Yongchang’s three major foreign players were not able to play in this game. "We felt at the press conference yesterday that he could play, but he had repeated injuries before stepping on the field. The second stage is also very close. We can’t take him. Take the risk with injuries. Matthews, Oscar, and Zang Yifeng have injuries, so it is difficult for us to choose the midfielder, but we don’t want to find any excuses. The team’s performance is very poor."
Gutby pointed out that he is still very satisfied with the team's performance and proud of the players. In the group of Suzhou Division, even finishing fifth is a good result. "A wealthy team with a lot of investment can have two lineups, and the bench also has very capable players. They can rotate easily, but unfortunately we don't."