There were mixed feelings of joy and sorrow after the match between Korean coaches on the continent.
The match between Korean coaches in the 2021 Chinese Super League ended in a draw without scoring. Shanghai Sunhwa coach Choi Kang-hee expressed regret over the lack of victory in the last three games, and Hebei FC coach Kim Jong-bu showed satisfaction with seeing the potential of young players.
Shanghai Sunhwa and Hebei drew scoreless in the 11th round of the 2021 Chinese Super League B Group at the Suzhou Olympic Sports Center on the evening of the 3rd. Following the draw, Shanghai ranked fifth with four wins, four draws and two losses out of 10 games, while Hebei finished third in Group B with five wins, three draws and two losses.
The game drew attention because it was a match between teams led by Korean leaders. After the game, both team managers had mixed feelings of joy and sorrow. Choi is the one who has regrets. According to the Chinese media “Sinadatcom,” Choi said, “It’s a shame that I couldn’t win the last three games.”
“I want to say thank you to the players. Even in the very hot weather, I struggled to the end. “Since the players were somewhat tired, we had some problems with technical moves, so we played a difficult game,” he said, adding that he suffered from physical problems in the match against Hebei.
“It was a very difficult game. “Defenders Pan Si-ming and Samir Memisvic were missing, but the whole team united,” he said. “The captain Jang Cheng-dong’s performance was very good. He also showed good performance on defense lines such as Zhang Wei and Zhang Yu. These young players have very good qualities. They’ll get better and better,” he said.
Meanwhile, Shanghai Sunhwa, led by Choi, will face Changchun Yatai in the 12th round at Wuxi Jangin Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on the 6th (Korean time). Coach Kim’s Hebei is scheduled to face Beijing Guo An at 9:30 p.m. on the 6th at Kunshan Sports Center Stadium.