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Chinese fans pessimistic about the future of national football team

Chinese fans pessimistic about the future of national football team

After seeing the disappointing performance of China U23 in the 2020 AFC U23 Championship, their fans think it takes very much time to reform the national football team.

China U23 squad competing in the 2020 AFC U23 Championship was described as the worst team ever in the history of Chinese football. They were eliminated at the group stage after losing all three matches while being unable to score goals.

Team members blamed the disappearance of Zhang Yuning, who got injured in the first match in the tournament, however, it was not the only reason.

Facing against South Korea U23, Uzbekistan, and Iran helped Chinese players realize that they were very weak compared to their opponents. Even when they were the host in the 2018 event, they were also eliminated at the group stage.

According to many Chinese football fans, their young players earned too much money than their ascendants in the past while they did not win any achievements. Consequently, it made them lose the motivation to improve themselves in the future.

In other words, they did not believe in the future of the current squad of Chinese football, because they disappointed them too many times. In the case of the China U23 team, they lost too many games in recent years.

Last year, they even lost the Vietnam U23 team in a friendly match, which costed the job of Guus Hiddink. The only method that can fix the problem was to expect to the next generation. However, it can take ten or twenty years.