Lippi urges players to put best efforts in World Cup qualifier

Xinhua | 2017-03-23 13:31
Lippi urges players to put best efforts in World Cup qualifier

Chinese players are seen in a training session ahead of a 2018 world cup qualifier against South Korea on March 22,2017. [Photo/VCG]

Chinese captain Zheng Zhi support Lippi's attitudes. The former Asian player of the year said he was confident to win the match.

"Actually, our coach and my teammates have known very well about the opponent. In recent years, there are lots of matches between the players in the Champions League," said Zheng.

"We both know each other well. For us, we will win the 'must-win' match. That is the only target for us. "

For Lippi's counterpart Uli Stielike, it would be a tough match as well although South Korea stand second in the group.

"Both teams have changed a lost since the match in last September. In that match, we can see the score is narrow. China have appointed the new coach recently. And their tactics and lineups have changed a lot. It will be a difficult match," said the German.

In recent days, surrounding the training ground for the Chinese team, there is a big banner of a slogan saying "No fear under heavy pressure". Lippi agreed with it.

"If each player of my team perform their best, unload pressure and put everything onto the ground, China was no worse than any opponent in Asia," he said.

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