Basketball Material interviewed Fang Shuo shortly after he returned to Beijing on October 10. Fang Shuo said that his performance in the World Cup was not stable enough, which is what he needs to sum up in particular. But if you say you have a good performance, it is that although it is a little late to play, but still able to play out their true level. Fang Shuo scored 5 to 6 points for his performance in the World Cup.
For the whole Chinese mens basketball team, this World Cup is a painful journey. Fang Shuo said that the greatest achievement of this World Cup is not the growth of experience, but let oneself remember the pain and remember the painful lessons. Fang Shuo said that as long as there was a glimmer of hope, he would try his best to play every match well.
I wasnt surprised by my 19 points against Nigeria.
Reporter: The first two games of the group match did not score, but in the third game, that is, against Venezuela, played their own characteristics, what happened then, how to adjust themselves?
Fang Shuo: For me, this is the first World Competition. Its also at home. Its a little bit inseparable. Especially when we sing the National Anthem together, it makes people blood boiling. My heart is under some pressure in the first two games, especially in this kind of World Competition. But in the third game, I feel that I have slowly adapted to the rhythm of the game, and my own characteristics will gradually play out. I think this is also a gradual adaptation process.
Reporter: In the qualifying match with Nigeria, you got 19 points, which reminds me of your strong performance in the Asian Games final last year.
Fang Shuo: In the game against Nigeria, I played like this. To be honest, I wasnt surprised by myself. Because I know what my level and characteristics look like, at that critical moment, when you concentrate on the game, you can play such a game, as myself, I am not surprised.
Reporter: What are the good and bad aspects of the World Cup, and what are the self-scores?
Fang Shuo: I think the lack of experience is the lack of experience in that kind of competition. The World Cup is my first time to participate in the World Cup. As the game goes on, I improve and adapt myself. Good place (sigh), although play a little late, but still play out, which let me have a more sober understanding of themselves, more confidence in playing behind the game. If you score yourself, thats five to six. The team lost the game. It didnt make any sense to play well or badly.
The greatest reward is to remember this painful experience.
Reporter: What do you think are the most important aspects of the World Cup?
Fang Shuo: I think my greatest achievement is not the growth of experience, but the painful lessons of this World Cup. We have paid a lot for participating in the World Cup, but failed to achieve good results and failed to live up to everyones expectations. This experience tells us what preparations we need to make and how to play in the world competitions if we want to achieve results and bring our own characteristics into full play. In fact, in the process of this World Cup, the teams trend is getting better and better. The overall feeling of the team is also developing in a better direction. But the problem is that we cant wait for the situation of despair to play like this. I dont think it should.
Reporter: Yao Ming once said to you in the dressing room after the match with the Korean team, All on his own. During the match with Nigeria, he also had some communication with you. What did he say at that time?
Fang Shuo: After the qualifying match of the Korean team, Yao Ming told me in the dressing room that we should not put hope in other peoples hands. We should firmly grasp our own destiny. In this way, we can strengthen our confidence and have greater determination in the back games. In the qualifying match with Nigeria, he said something fierce to me, that is, You got 11 points in the beginning, is that enough? Did you finish your game? He told me to remain aggressive, to attack resolutely and not to relax in the game.
I never doubted my ability.
Reporter: Many people think that your assisting ability has been greatly improved this summer. How do you feel about it?
Fang Shuo: I think I have this ability. I wasnt particularly surprised that there were 10 assists against Brazil during the warm-up. I think I have this ability in the league. Maybe there are some things that need to be improved in detail and consciousness, and they need to be repaired. But I never doubt my ability.
Reporter: In the competition of guards before the World Cup, you have been doing very well. How do you do it?
Fang Shuo: I think the competition of the so-called guard line is that I compare myself with myself. The players who can come to the national team are all players with strong characteristics and abilities, depending on whether you can play your own level and bring your own things to the team. So I think I am more focused on how to make my own characteristics and technology play out.
Reporter: Why do you have such a good mentality?
Fang Shuo: I think this is a multi-faceted reason. All the past experiences contributed to todays performance. This does not mean how well I performed, but I can have a good mentality at the critical moment.
When you invest 100 percent, you dont feel nervous or stressed.
Reporter: In the qualifying match of Nigeria team, you are the only player who can play with characteristics. At such a critical moment, wont you be nervous?
Fang Shuo: I think a player is nervous on the court, which shows that he is not fully involved in the game. As a player, when you put in 100% of the game, you have no chance to think about the outside pressure, and you can not feel the tension. At that time, you will devote yourself to every aspect of attack and defense. All the stress and tension will be forgotten.
Reporter: There are five matches in this World Cup. How many matches do you think you have achieved this?
Fang Shuo: I think the second half of the group match with Venezuela and the last qualifying match with Nigeria. Its OK to play in Korea. But this state is not easy to achieve, not through the mouth that I put my heart and soul into it can be achieved, which is related to peacetime experience, past accumulation, mentality maturity and so on.
Physical fitness may not be achieved, but experience and rhythm control can be learned
Reporter: Whats your feeling during the World Cup against these high-level defenders in Europe and America?
Fang Shuo: During the World Cup, defenders who have played well, such as Venezuela, Poland and Nigeria, have strong personal abilities and outstanding physical conditions. At the same time, I will also see how other strong guards play, such as Campazo of Argentina and Rubio of Spain. Although Kampazo is not tall, no one can replace him in the teams important position. His agility and his ability to connect with the team are very good. Lubios physical quality is not particularly outstanding, but his grasp of the rhythm of the game, as well as the overall outlook of the stadium, are in place. We have to learn this aspect, different players have different physical qualities, but understanding of the game, experience, rhythm control, these are the aspects that we can learn and improve.
Reporter: We are not adapted to the physical confrontation and defensive intensity of each other in this World Cup. What is the reason?
Fang Shuo: I dont think we have the strong physique of European and American players, and maybe the defensive intensity and physical confrontation in the league matches will not be as strong as the strength of the World Series. In a word, there are many reasons. This time we play the World Cup, physical confrontation, whether in group or in qualifying, we cant eat some of them. Disappear.
Reporter: How to improve and improve it? Fang Shuo: I experienced this level of confrontation, at least in the next league tournament, to ask myself for such a standard, although our physical fitness may not be as good as that of European and American players, but in terms of motivation, fighting and so on, these can be improved. Reporter: Now the outside world is very pessimistic about Chinas team losing the Olympic Games. What do you think? Fang Shuo: It will certainly be very difficult, but even so, we have a slight hope in mind and mentality to enter the Olympic Games, we must go all out to fight for it. Through this World Cup, we have seen the gap with the world basketball, we should work harder and take every game behind seriously, and cherish every opportunity to play on behalf of the national team. Source: Netease Sports Author: Responsible Editor of Song Xiang: Qiao Yuanlei_NS1098
Reporter: How to improve and improve it?
Fang Shuo: I experienced this level of confrontation, at least in the next league tournament, to ask myself for such a standard, although our physical fitness may not be as good as that of European and American players, but in terms of motivation, fighting and so on, these can be improved.
Reporter: Now the outside world is very pessimistic about Chinas team losing the Olympic Games. What do you think?
Fang Shuo: It will certainly be very difficult, but even so, we have a slight hope in mind and mentality to enter the Olympic Games, we must go all out to fight for it. Through this World Cup, we have seen the gap with the world basketball, we should work harder and take every game behind seriously, and cherish every opportunity to play on behalf of the national team.