On October 17, Beijing time, the head coach Javier attended the pre-match press conference of Henan Jianye for the first time and answered reporters’ questions.
Good afternoon, everyone. This is my first press conference. This month I will lead my players to actively prepare for the game. I am very grateful for the support of the club and the majority of fans. We started preparing for the holiday on October 2nd. Our team is very good and everyone is well prepared. The club has given us strong support, the players have also performed in a good competitive state, and the club staff have also supported me a lot. Our goal in the second stage is to relegation as soon as possible, because I have also had experience in coaching in the Super League and adapted to the Super League environment. Our players also have rich experience. I believe we can play the second stage.
Our biggest difficulty is to prepare for the second stage in a relatively short period of time. Time is very tight. First of all, we did a detailed analysis and research on the team's situation, and we made adequate plans and preparations. What we can do during this time is to prepare physically, technically and psychologically, clarify goals, and prepare for the club. If we want to defeat our opponents, all we have to do is to prepare more fully.
Not only these two players, other players also suffered injuries in the first stage, but during this time our medical team and the coaching staff worked closely together and made great efforts. The injured were also recovered. Both players are on the team. Here, the specific situation will be decided after today’s training is over.
We are fully prepared for the second stage of the schedule, because the knockout matches are the finals, so we put a lot of energy to prepare. This format is a good opportunity for us. We didn't play well in the first stage, but the second stage is fair to everyone. We are very confident to play the second stage.
We know the cruelty of the competition system. This sense of responsibility and pressure are on us. We have a positive attitude to turn pressure into motivation. We are now working together to create a positive atmosphere. We need to make changes and show our true strength and mental outlook. A word we often say recently is trust. I want to thank Chairman Hu and Mr. Chen for their support. The whole team is united. Most importantly, this represents the sense of honor of Henan Jianye. In the 26-year history, there is Many difficult moments, but through the efforts of all of us, we will be able to overcome difficulties.