Tianjin TEDA successfully relegated and defeated Shenzhen Kaisa, which had been hoping to enter the championship group. While the results were embarrassing, it also made people quite surprised about Tianjin TEDA's performance before and after the season. Why did TEDA, who had been difficult to win before, showed such a great fighting power and enterprising spirit in the knockouts?
In the first stage of the 2020 Chinese Super League, Tianjin TEDA is the worst-performing team among all teams. There was no win in the entire game. Both the scene and the results are ranked first in the last two teams in the Super League. From the data point of view, Tianjin TEDA has 0 wins, 3 draws and 11 losses in 14 games. It only scored 3 points, 3 points less than Henan Jianye's 6 points in Group A.
In terms of the number of goals scored and the number of goals conceded, Tianjin TEDA scored 8 goals in 14 games and was the team with the fewest goals in the Super League, conceding 30 goals and conceding 2 goals per game, making it the team with the most goals in the Super League. Such defense and offense make fans unable to appreciate the excitement of football, so before the start of the knockout, Tianjin TEDA is the biggest favorite to be relegated in the Super League this season.
However, with the introduction of Ahmedov, Suarez and Sandro Lima, the club's determination to relegation can be seen. It also laid the foundation for the advantage of the relegation battle against Shenzhen Kaisa.
In the two rounds against Shenzhen Kaisa, Tianjin Teda changed the starting lineup, new aid Suarez came on the field, the midfielder was led by Ahmedov, and the central defender Bastians was in excellent condition. In the first round of the contest between the two teams, these foreign players showed very strong combat effectiveness and technical and tactical skills. All players participated in the defense. The Shenzhen team was unable to score in the first round. Even Shenzhen teammates Gao Lin, Preciado and Serbia Ernas was a good player, but he still couldn't break through TEDA's door.
Coach Wang Baoshan, a relegation professional, said that the first thing he came to the team was to train the players' physical fitness and sprint running, and to improve the players' physical fitness and fighting awareness. Because of this, we saw the match against Shenzhen, Tianjin Teda was pressing all the time and pressing high, making the Shenzhen team very uncomfortable in the two games. In fact, with a 2-0 lead in the first round, Shenzhen scored a goal in the second round, which made the Tianjin TEDA team very nervous. However, the whole team still clenched their teeth to equalize the score, all thanks to the soul and tenacious will of the team under the leadership of Wang Baoshan, making relegation possible and making landings a reality.
The process of the game was very exciting and tense, but the relegation from TEDA just through a victory in the game is not an irony for the relevant organizers of the Chinese Football League? In fact, the fairest way is to play a single round of league matches in the second stage of the Chinese Super League, which is more fair. After all, there are more accidental events and more unpredictable events in the elimination games of the nature of the cup.
Shenzhen Kaisa performed well in the first stage, with 5 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses. It scored 17 points and ranked fifth, ahead of Guangzhou R&F, Dalianren and Henan Jianye. Now they are going to compete for relegation qualification, which is actually caused by the unreasonable schedule and competition system. We can only hope that the relevant departments can pay attention to the lessons of this year. For Tianjin TEDA, it is fair to relegation after only one match? For Shenzhen Kaisa, it is fair to continue playing two knockout matches after losing one game?