Hupu News, September 26, Guangdong media "New Express" published an article commenting on the positive impact and significance of naturalized players for Chinese football.
A few days ago, FIFA officially adopted the "Player Conversion Membership Modification Program", which also means that Jiang Guangtai (Guangzhou Evergrande), Hou Yongyong (Beijing Guoan), and Xiao Taotao (Kunshan FC) who have Chinese blood will soon be represented in the national football team. Eligibility to play.
After the establishment of the new rules, the Chinese Football Association is currently embarking on the promotion of naturalized players. This shows that it is only a matter of time before Jiang Guangtai and others formally represent the national football team. At the same time, the topic of naturalized players has once again become the focus of discussion among fans.
Jiang Guangtai (Tayas Browning) was born in Liverpool, England in 1994. His maternal grandfather Jiang Yingrong was from Jiangmen, Guangdong, and his mother was a Chinese born in Britain. In February last year, Jiang Guangtai officially joined Guangzhou Evergrande as the central defender on the field, and in September of the same year he obtained Chinese nationality, which gave him his Chinese name "Jiang Guangtai".
In fact, the current national football coached by Li Tie does need to supplement these naturalized players who are qualified to play. Take Jiang Guangtai as an example. This season, he has represented the Evergrande team in 11 games, averaging 4.5 clearances and 1.3 interceptions per game.
In the game, Jiang Guangtai's frontal defense, ball protection and card position have been fully demonstrated. At present, he has firmly occupied the position of the starting center back of the Evergrande team. Evergrande coach Cannavaro said that Jiang Guangtai is very important to the team.
As of the 13th round, Evergrande had conceded 12 goals, the second-lowest conceded team in Group A. The defense line formed by Jiang Guangtai and Park Zhizhu contributed to this data.
Nowadays, the center position of many teams in Asia is occupied by naturalized players. In the face of opponents with height, speed and strength, Jiang Guangtai's defensive ability is certainly useful in the national football team. He was born in Everton youth training. He will form a barrier in front of the goalkeeper.
In comparison, Hou Yongyong and Xiao Taotao, the two frontcourt players, are still in the growth stage. If they contribute outstanding performance in the league, they will also have the opportunity to be recruited by the national football team.
So far, the non-blood naturalized players that can be used by the national football team are Exon, Alan, Luo Guofu and Fernando, and the blood naturalized players have Li Ke, plus Jiang Guangtai who will soon be eligible to play, I believe The overall strength of the national football naturally has a considerable improvement.
It is reported that the National Football Team will organize a short-term training camp in early October. Coach Li Tie will also conduct further inspections of the players. I believe that there will be many naturalized players in this training camp, and the players also need to improve their understanding. To prepare for the World Cup qualifiers next March.
In addition, several foreign players represented by Teixeira who have played in the Chinese Super League for 5 years have met FIFA's naturalization conditions. If they obtain Chinese nationality, they are also eligible to represent the national football team. However, the various costs of naturalized players are huge. Under current conditions, it may be difficult for new naturalized players to join in the short term.
It is worth mentioning that Golat, who has obtained Chinese nationality, needs to wait until 2023 to be qualified to represent the national football team. In an interview with Brazilian media recently, he said that he did not consider returning to Brazil to play because there is a big project in China. Waiting for him.
Goulart is currently 29 years old, and whether he can maintain his current state in three years is still a question.
As mankind enters the 21st century, population movements across the globe are commonplace. With the progress of globalization, football has developed to this day, and it is common for national teams to have naturalized players. At the Asian level, naturalized players are also shining everywhere.
As early as when the national football team hit the 2010 World Cup, Sebastian, a naturalized Uruguayan player in the Qatar team, created great difficulties for the national football team. In the past ten years or so, it has been difficult for our national team to take advantage of opponents naturalized players most of the time.
Nowadays, the National Football Team finally has its own naturalized players, which include two types: naturalized and non-naturalized. Relatively speaking, it is the latter category that causes controversy and discussion. Some voices believe that the arrival of non-blood naturalized players is equivalent to drinking poison to quench thirst. It will directly affect the enthusiasm for football at all levels of society, and it will be a major blow to youth training.
At the national football level, the introduction of naturalized players can be described as a first in history, so it is normal for all parties to have different views. However, it should be noted that with the gradual relaxation of naturalization rules, the upsurge of naturalization of Asian teams will continue, and our opponents are also using existing rules to become stronger. And if we stand still, I'm afraid we will be pushed farther in a short time. If so, the blow to the domestic football industry may be even greater.
In fact, when it comes to the mentality of treating naturalized players, we might as well take the topic a little bit further: In the Tang Dynasty, there were many non-China-Turkish people serving as officials in the court, and many of them were officials from officials to prime ministers. Statistics show that these people from Japan, Korea, Persia and other places who served as officials in the Tang Dynasty once reached several thousand. Some of them are deeply reused, while others have made great achievements.
To some extent, the arrival of naturalized players today is similar to more than 1,300 years ago. At this stage when Chinese football is at a relatively low point, even non-blood naturalized players will play a very important role in the construction of the national team. At least in a short period of time, they can give the national football more choices and will directly improve the team's combat effectiveness.
Therefore, for these players, we still have to uphold an open and inclusive attitude, and give them as much time as possible so that they can better integrate into the team. The players work together to help the national football team.
Of course, openness and tolerance do not mean complete dependence. The arrival of naturalized players should force local players to redouble their efforts to better fulfill the tasks of the national team. Similarly, naturalized players should have higher demands on themselves after entering the national football team, and they should not be slack and procrastinate, leading to the loss of everyone.
And if you put aside the performance of the national football team and only discuss the pros and cons of using naturalized players in other levels in the short term, then it is left to the future to judge.