I wasnt at all satisfied with the performance of the team in the second half. Cannavaro was very direct after the game. He thought that the team controlled the game completely in the first half, but in the second half it was the opposite. This is not my usual training requirements, maybe the two matches are very close, so the players have some physical impact, maybe because the winter training time is too short, but I do not want to see such a situation again.
Hiroshima coach believes that Hengdas combination of Li Xuepeng and Yu Hanchao in the first half posed a great threat to their defence, while media and fans believe that Hengdas advantage in the second half was totally absent because the teams attack failed to threaten their opponents after Li Xuepeng was replaced. Cannavaro disagrees. He believes that the reason for the teams poor performance is not because of the change of players, but because they are too relaxed. We played very well in the first half and got two goals in the lead, so there was some slack in the team. This has nothing to do with the replacement of Li Xuepeng. Cannavaro explained that Li Xuepeng was replaced because he had some injuries, so he didnt want to take too much risks.
Unlike League matches, Hengda has launched a new centre-back portfolio today, and constantly replacing centre-back partners is actually not common in football matches. Cannavaro explained that it was because Browning and Park Zhisu had just joined Evergrande, but they had not played for the team yet. In order to integrate them into the team as soon as possible, they decided to let them start. Hengda currently has a very adequate centre-back configuration, so for Cannavaro it is also a happy worry.