Photo by Xie Yongliang, reporter of Lu Zhengxin times
Although my career was finally treated like this, when I look back on my career and recall football, I feel more warm and happy. All these years, Ive got too much and the fans have been supporting me In an interview with a reporter from the new times, Lu Zheng said.
At noon on May 17, the old Luneng will announce his decision to retire on social media. In his personal statement, Lu Zheng accused sun Zhedong, the general manager of Beijing University of sports, of insulting his career and said he suffered five months of unpaid pay.
According to the news, many Luneng fans are deeply sorry for the experience of the old general of the team. Lu Zheng especially thanked Luneng fans for their concern and support: thanks to Luneng, thanks to Luneng fans, because with you, when I think back to my career, its still sweet.
Fast horse farewell, unwilling
Lu Zhengs career has a fantastic start. In September 2004, Luneng played against Tianjin. When the team was 0-1 behind, the then coach of the team, tuba Lingqi, sent 19-year-old general Lv Zheng. Lu Zheng did not fail to live up to the managers expectations. He scored twice in his debut in the football career, helping the team to win in reverse.
In the years to come, this young man from Beijing, with his own efforts, gradually won a place in Luneng team. Fast horse and Lv Ben are nicknames given to Lv Zheng by Luneng fans.
In December 2014, Lv Zheng bid farewell to Luneng and officially joined Shenhua, opening another journey of his career. Although he took off his orange robe, in the bottom of Lv Zhengs heart, his feelings for Luneng never changed: Luneng chose me to the football school and gave me a platform to play in the professional league. This is where my dream begins. Lunengs influence on me will never be forgotten in my whole life. Im very grateful, and Im very grateful to Luneng. During his career in Luneng, Lu Zheng played 198 times on behalf of Luneng, scored 29 goals, and won 3 super champions and 1 FA Cup with the team.
In March 2018, with the desire to return home, Lv Zheng joined his hometown team Beijing Beikong. In January 2019, Beijing beiti University Sports Training Center Co., Ltd. became a shareholder of Beijing Beikong football club, which was renamed as Beijing beiti University Football Club. Last season, Lu Zhengs playing time was only 160 minutes, but he scored 5 goals, the goal efficiency is quite amazing. In the FA Cup in April 2019, Lv Zheng made his first big four in his career.
Therefore, it is very surprising that Lv Zheng announced his retirement on May 17. To his decision, Lv Zheng told reporters: I am very sorry, very unwilling, never thought that his career would end in such a way. After Lu Zheng announced his retirement decision, many Luneng fans left messages to him on Weibo, watching those sincere blessings, Lu Zheng wept several times.
Desperate, Lu Zheng decided to protect his rights
In the personal statement released at noon on the 17th, the reason for Lv Zhengs early retirement was attributed to an interview with sun Zhedong, general manager of the club, at the end of 2019: his bad words and deeds are not only insults to a players face, but also insults to my career and winning multiple champions medals, and even start to make me doubt my cognition of football. That unforgettable interview, coupled with the fact that I was five months behind pay, made me decide to terminate the contract resolutely.
At the beginning of this year, the rift between Lv Zheng and beiti university had already appeared. In the salary confirmation form of the club in 2019 submitted by Beijing University of sports, the signatures of Lv Zheng and two other teammates are missing. In response, the North University of Physical Education issued a statement that three peoples wages, bonuses issued by the bank flow testimony, there is no delinquency, will retain the three people the right to pursue related responsibilities..
Lu Zheng said it was hard to accept such a statement. According to him, in 2019, the club will be relegated to the reserve team, and the salary will be halved, giving the reason that performance appraisal is stipulated in the contract. To this statement, Lv Zheng said it was difficult to accept: why dont we sign the relevant provisions of performance appraisal? I scored five goals in my limited playing time. Such performance should be transferred to the reserve team by performance appraisal. What is the standard of performance appraisal? Lu Zheng said that he has made 100% efforts on and off the field to maintain his status, not only failed to be recognized by the club, but was denied everything by the performance appraisal.
Before Lu Zheng spoke on social media, his former teammates advised him not to post, not to be so fierce. But in the end, Lu Zheng decided to stand up and make it clear. Even after that interview, I still hope to negotiate with the club to solve the problem through normal channels. Who would like to, but I realized the call every day should not be, call the earth is not working taste. No one from the club came to communicate and negotiate with me. Sun Zhedong didnt answer my phone, and another member of the club who was in charge of docking with me also blackmailed me, which really made me feel cold. Ask yourself, after all these years of playing, I have worked hard to be worthy of this career, the club, my teammates, the coach and the fans who support me. Now, however, I have encountered such unfair treatment, and I have to safeguard my legitimate rights and interests.
In the personal statement released at noon on the 17th, Lv Zheng marked the number, which was the first one. At the end of the statement, he also wrote the words to be continued. Lv Zheng revealed that he has hired a lawyer to protect his legal rights and interests through legal procedures. At the same time, he will continue to speak on social media. Until I issued this statement at noon today, I still support Chinese football, the Chinese Football Association and even the big north sports club. I still believe that all the injustices I have encountered are the personal actions of sun Zhedong. Maybe the leaders concerned dont know about it.
Silence is gold? The university has yet to respond
Up to the time of press release, the northern Sports University still hasnt responded to Lu Zhengs complaint. The reporter of the new times called the management of Beijing Sports University Club, but the phone was not connected. Sun Zhedong, who was named by Lv Zheng, also kept silent.
According to the public information, sun Zhedong has a rich personal resume. After graduating from Beijing Sport University with a masters degree in physical education and training, he has successively served as the deputy director of the Propaganda Department of Beijing Sport University, the deputy director of the school of competitive sports of Beijing Sport University, and the director of the youth and social Football Development Department of China Football Association. According to the data of tianyancha, sun Zhedong is not only the legal representative and chairman of the North sports club, but also the executive of Qinhuangdao North Sports Club Co., Ltd., Beijing North Sports Training Center Co., Ltd., North sports culture development (Beijing) Co., Ltd. and North sports basketball handball Club (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
It is worth mentioning that the North sports club was questioned by public opinion last year. Shortly after Beijing Beikong changed its name to beiti University, Beijing beiti science and technology center became a shareholder of Hebei elite club of China B. both Beijing beiti science and technology center and Beijing beiti university sports training center are wholly owned by beiti University. According to media reports, another top Chinese team, Inner Mongolia Zhongyou, is also on the list of northern sports department. In February of this year, the relationship between the three clubs was constantly cut and disordered, which was also questioned by the investors of the Chinese second team.
According to football daily, at the joint meeting of the general manager of China Football Club held on May 14, Beijing Sports University spent more than 10 minutes explaining Lv Zhengs previous complaints, which sparked heated discussion. However, it is clear that Lu Zheng, as the party concerned, has not yet received an official reply from the club.
I have drifted outside for such a long time. I have the chance to return to Beijing and contribute to my hometown in my career. I think my football career is quite satisfactory. In March 2018, Lv Zheng joined Beijing Beikong at that time and talked about his choice, he said. In 2001, Lu Zheng, 16, was selected by Luneng football school and left Beijing. After 17 years of wandering, he chose to return to his roots, looking forward to a successful end to his career. At that time, no one would think that the end of the story should be so sad and magical. Source: Jinan Times Author: Yao Zheng editor in charge: Chen Huanyu_ B6796
I have drifted outside for such a long time. I have the chance to return to Beijing and contribute to my hometown in my career. I think my football career is quite satisfactory. In March 2018, Lv Zheng joined Beijing Beikong at that time and talked about his choice, he said. In 2001, Lu Zheng, 16, was selected by Luneng football school and left Beijing. After 17 years of wandering, he chose to return to his roots, looking forward to a successful end to his career.
At that time, no one would think that the end of the story should be so sad and magical.