With the 3 goals scored in the first stage of the Chinese Super League and 3 assists, the 23-year-old center Zhang Yuning from Beijing Zhonghe Guoan Club returned to the national team. Before the team's training camp on the morning of October 8, Zhang Yuning confided to the media. He said that studying abroad is still his dream goal, but as a professional player, while waiting for opportunities, he needs to be based on the present and actively train and compete.
Q: How do you feel about returning to the national team?
A: I think these players (for the national team) are sincere, no matter from their mental outlook or other aspects. I can also feel the requirements of Li (Tie) for everyone, and in other aspects, I can also have a brand new feeling.
Q: During the two-stage league
Answer: I think it is mainly to recruit some new players, such as me, to strengthen the running-in between the old players. There are also some running-in between everyone and the naturalized players.
Question: Through these few days of training, how do you feel that everyone cooperates?
Answer: Between new players and old players?
I think the training time is relatively short these days, and everyone is still in the process of getting acquainted with each other.
Q: This time the national football team recruited 4 U23 players. What kind of help do young players hope to get in the national team? How can young players help the team?
A: I think as a young player, you should boldly let go of your burdens and pay more on the court. So I also hope to do my best to help the team.
Q: How do you see the competition between yourself and naturalized players on the front line?
Answer: For the national team, the fiercer the competition, the better for the team. This can encourage our players to put more effort into training and competition.
Q: In addition to scoring 3 goals in the first stage of the Chinese Super League, you also awarded 3 assists. How to look at your own data?
Answer: In the league, players must determine their own style of play according to the different tactics and formations of the club team. Regardless of goals or assists, it is good to be able to contribute to the team.
Question: You yourself will soon leave the U23 status, how do you see this change?
Answer: That means I will not be a young player anymore. On the court, we need to learn to take more responsibility and be more of a good example.
Question: Did Director Li communicate with you alone?
A: The main reason is to calm my mind, because (I am emotional) easy to be irritable, and I also naturally showed this mindset in previous training. He also emphasized to me, be careful not to get hurt.
Q: How does it feel to be selected for the national team guided by Li for the first time?
Answer: I think every national team is different, so it is difficult to specifically say what is different.