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Injured in the first match, Chinese Ibrahimovic returns to China

Injured in the first match, Chinese Ibrahimovic returns to China

Chinese Ibrahimovic Zhang Yuning got an injury in the first match of the 2020 AFC U23 Championship, forcing him to come back to China earlier than he thought.

Called as Chinese Ibrahimovic, Zhang Yuning is named among the top players to watch in the 2020 AFC U23 Championship.

Before returning to his motherland to play for the Chinese Super League club Beijing Gouan, he played for numerous European clubs.

However, he did not have many chances to play because of his regular injuries, which happened again when he played against South Korea U23 in the tournament.

After getting injured, Zhang Yuning could not do anything but leave the game in the first half, substituted by his fellow Yang Liyu. After the match ended, he was transferred to the hospital, where the doctors saw a fracture in his right foot.

Consequently, they asked Zhang to return to China for surgery as soon as possible. Only by doing that can they help him recover soon to come back to the Chinese Super League.

In terms of Zhang, he said that he was very sad because of his injury. "Brothers, I am so sorry for being unable to continue fighting for our team", said Zhang. "However, I believe that we can beat any opponent in the competition".

"What happened in the match against South Korea U23 team proved that we can play better than we thought, so we need to continue doing it to overcome the difficult situation".