In 2015, President Xi Jinping said in an interview with Reuters about his vision for the country’s football, “My greatest expectation for Chinese football is that Chinese football can be among the world’s strongest teams, so that football can enhance the people’s physical fitness and inspire people to fight hard. Spirit plays an important role."
Earlier in that year, China’s "Football Dream" was clearly expressed in the "Overall Plan for China's Football Reform and Development" issued by the State Council. The program involves all aspects related to the development of football, which also highlights the development of grassroots football.
Although this plan expresses on the side that the realization of football vision requires a certain degree of support from foreign experts, perhaps what everyone did not expect at the time was that an Italian who came from a low-level league proved that he played a more important role than Compatriots Lippi and Cannavaro are even more important.
Daniele D’Eustacchio and the company he founded are now playing a very important role in cultivating a new generation of Chinese players and coaches. Of course, as Deus Dacino himself explained, the entire football reform is far from being as simple as establishing another football school run by foreigners in China.
Daniele D’Eustacchio及其创立的公司现在在培养新一代中国球员和教练方面发挥着非常重要的作用。当然，正如达乌斯·达西诺（Deus Dacino）本人所解释的那样，整个足球改革远非在中国建立另一所外国人开办的足球学校那样简单。
"What we are most proud of is the huge difference between us and those private youth schools. China is now promoting football in public schools, which means that children can access and enjoy the sport without spending money. A lot of schools cooperate. A youth training camp can train about 200 children every year, and I get in touch with at least 200 children almost every day, and these fees are paid by the government.
"Usually, parents think that their children are unlikely to be professional players, so they are quite skeptical about football; they want their children to study hard instead of playing football. In their opinion, this sport will not provide children with job opportunities. But now, according to the new regulations, football can give students a certain amount of credits, which can make it relatively easier for them to go to high-quality universities or find jobs. This is not possible in private youth training, because it belongs to the students’ personal hobbies after completing their homework. No matter what the arrangement is, the time we take up is teaching practice, and the departments we cooperate with are government departments."
The last sentence allows us to better understand how the company of Deusdacino communicates with the school. "If there is no government support, then we will be more like a private company with no dependent business in the short term." The leader of the General Administration of Sports proposed that we can cooperate with schools that teach campus football, many from different sources. People in the city also contacted us one after another, and finally these customers who are interested in our business reached a cooperation. We will start business with multiple schools at the same time according to the projects and requirements of different schools. For example, some schools hope that coaches can train with the team throughout the year, while some schools hope that our coaches will try their best to help each class improve through the way of learning classes. "
最后一句话使我们可以更好地了解Deusdacino公司如何与学校进行沟通。 “如果没有政府的支持，那么短期内我们将更像是一家没有附属业务的私人火狐体育nba直播公司。”国家体育总局局长提议，我们可以与许多学校足球学校合作，这些学校的来源很多。这座城市的人们也互相联系，最终这些对我们的业务感兴趣的客户达成了合作。根据不同学校的项目和要求，我们将同时与多家学校开展业务。例如，有些学校希望教练可以在全年中与团队一起训练，而有些学校希望我们的教练将尽最大的努力通过学习课程的方式帮助每个班级进步。 ”
However, success and trust cannot be achieved overnight. Deus Dacino has also gone through a bumpy road to truly participate in the reform and development plan of Chinese football and play his role. From the boulevards in Shanghai to the dusty streets of Wuhai in northern Inner Mongolia, Deusdacino has done many related jobs, such as weekend amateur leagues and helping the development of local youth football. Compared with the obscurity in the player era, an advertisement for cooperating with Irving made him show his distinctive personality.
Deusdacino recalled: “When someone introduced me to this project for the first time, everything did not look as vigorous as it is now. They said that they needed someone to come to a key local school for campus football. Teaching, teaching tactics and personal skills during the teaching process. When I got there, I found that as many as 2,000 people needed me for teaching demonstrations. Faced with such a large scale, I even felt that my clothes at the time were inappropriate .
"I borrowed a pair of sports shorts from a Chinese, and another Inter Milan shirt, and then I began to demonstrate some ball control and shooting skills. After that, I trained some children and the locals treated me. The impact on them was very impressive, so I was invited to take charge of football training for children in every school in the city."
In the cold climate of Wuhai, life there is not only no pizza, fast food, nor even foreigners, but Deusdacino got a chance to get along with Chinese children and understand their study habits. According to Deus Dacino, it is relatively easier to explain the training program to the young European players. "Here, I must first demonstrate passing, short passing, sprinting, catching, shooting. Only after completing this process, almost 20 minutes later, they will be ready for their training. There are some details. Little things will make the job look a little bit stressful, but in the end we will always overcome all difficulties. Both me and the children have a good experience in the end."
在乌海的寒冷气候下，生活不仅没有比萨饼，快餐，甚至没有外国人，但Deusdacino有机会与中国孩子相处并了解他们的学习习惯。根据Deus Dacino的说法，向欧洲年轻球员讲解训练计划相对容易一些。 “在这里，我必须首先证明传球，短传，短跑，接球，投篮。只有完成这一过程之后，大约20分钟之后，他们才能为训练做准备。其中有一些细节。小事情会使工作看起来像是有点压力，但最终我们将永远克服所有困难。我和孩子们最终都将获得良好的经验。”
Deus Dacino continued his journey and organized football training camps in northern cities such as Hohhot and Ordos, and later developed in Shandong and Beijing. Finally, in March 2019, Deusdacino established its own company in Beijing. At that time, he had already established a reputation in the Chinese sports circle, and because he not only trained young players, but also coaches, the environment in this field was getting better and better.
"Children usually train with the coaches, and the classes we set up are designed to enable domestic coaches to complete training independently without our company. This is also the future of Chinese football: one day we will all Leave, so we hope to be able to leave something so that they can do it independently and autonomously. Our courses usually include evening classes on skills and tactics held separately with the coach. We hope to teach them something through our own demonstrations. The materials that can be used for teaching in the future, of course, will have to be presented in their own way."
Domestic coaches in China like to learn from foreign models intact, but there are some disadvantages. "After the French team won the 2018 World Cup, many schools began to use the 4231 formation in their U11 team, but they did not seem to have thought about this lineup in the absence of players like Mbappe and Giroux. Is it the best choice for the team. They are always quick to touch and absorb things, but they are not always interpreted in the correct way," said Deustar Keno. "It is often easier to deal with children because they learn faster and better. On the other hand, when interacting with coaches, we must understand how to make the right compromise for everyone. "
在中国的国内教练喜欢从外国模型中完整地学习，但是也有一些缺点。 “法国队赢得了2018年世界杯后，许多学校开始在U11队中使用4231队形，但是在缺少Mbappe和Giroux这样的球员的情况下，他们似乎并未考虑过这一阵容。这是最佳选择吗？对于团队来说。他们总是能够快速接触和吸收事物，但并非总是以正确的方式来解释它们。” “与孩子打交道通常更容易，因为他们学习得更快，更好。另一方面，在与教练互动时，我们必须了解如何为每个人做出正确的妥协。”
Deusdacino clearly understands what China lacks in nurturing their first "golden generation", which also proves that he has a clear understanding of his work. "The first thing I want to say is, stop having the stereotype of'short and low weight' about Chinese people. It's not like that at all. Many 15- or 16-year-old children I have taught are even much taller than me. They also look like athletes. But despite their strong bodies, they always don’t know how to use their bodies effectively when they play football.
"On the other hand, in my opinion, the mental problem is the most difficult place. This has nothing to do with tactics, but mainly refers to creativity. In terms of personal skills, these children do have certain performance and creativity, and there are many excellent ones. Young players are doing very well, but on the court, they often don’t seem to know where they are, and it is difficult to predict based on the situation on the court."
In recent years, several high-level Uyghur players have emerged in China, such as Shanghai SIPG’s Maitijiang, Jiangsu Suning’s Abdulheimiti, and Qingdao Huanghai’s Baali. Other ethnic minorities have also begun to become active in the beautiful sport of football. For example, the Hulunbuir Xini River in the Chinese Champions League (the 4th level league) is composed entirely of Mongolian and Ewenki players.
These successful examples have also sparked discussions about the inherently excellent physical fitness of ethnic minority players. Such characteristics seem to make them stand out in sports.
Such characteristics seem to be compatible with football games, but the results are not always positive. Deusdacino recalled: “In Wuhai, I remember that the No. 1 Middle School and No. 3 Middle School where I was coaching had a friendly match. One of the opponent’s players was playing as our team because He was ready to transfer over next year.
"I don't know what happened; what I have learned is that the kid may be trying to give some hint to the opposing team, even though he was playing as an opponent. The dispute broke out. The coach slapped the 14-year-old child severely. It was a huge Mongolian. Then he continued to beat the child to the extent that I had to intervene and stop the incident. When the situation eased, including this one Some people, including the coach, came over and told me not to worry about it, because this is part of what they are used to. It makes me at a loss."
"For a foreigner, it is not that simple to come to a certain city in China, such as Weifang, to start a football training camp. Everything you face is fast. To eat in the cafeteria, it takes a long time to work than planned-because we can't say no directly to the government department. I am really satisfied with their efforts. In addition, their work performance is also excellent.
"Mangoni has the qualities of being a mentor, which is different from a coach. In fact, we don’t need a coach either. We don’t need to win things like that. Here we want to bring progress and improvement for everyone. It is also what he is best at: even if he hasn't eaten, he can always remain calm and can always cope with pressure. Zotti is my chief goalkeeper coach.
"One of the biggest problems in this country (football development) is the lack of goalkeeper training, and Zotti’s contribution is undoubtedly very important. In fact, he even had physical problems on his first day in China. He was not sent to the hospital. The difference in food, low blood sugar and jet lag made him feel very uncomfortable. After he came to China, he worked 7 hours immediately, so that he had to receive intravenous injection the next day. This is also me The said foreigners are not easy to adapt to the environment. No matter what, they can always overcome the disadvantages and show very good professionalism."
As Chinese football continues to move forward, Deusdacino and his company are also facing new challenges. One of these challenges has always been there, and it can be traced back to the days of Deusdakino in Wuhai. He hopes to establish a club to help bridge the gap between youth football and professional football.
Speaking of this issue, Deusdakino said: "In China, things are changing too fast. At that time, my work in Inner Mongolia was just getting better, but then many staff in the local sports and education departments were affected by this. The bribery scandal was arrested. With the appointment of the leadership of the new Sports Bureau, we have to start again. I hope to establish a club to help those talented children develop into talents and have a positive impact on the entire sports environment. But this is still a difficult thing now, because we lack policy support in this regard."
In the next few years, China and other Asian countries will surely create greater influence in the world of football, and Deusdacino’s company may also have a certain say in this topic: "Pass In cooperation with a youth academy established by Italians in Kuala Lumpur, we hope to obtain the permission of the international school and the Malaysian Football Association to establish an operating football academy to promote our project. If we can build on this, then we will Try to continue to expand to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore."
However, regardless of the future development prospects, China is still the most important place for Dyustakino. He is full of confidence in the impact his work will have on the country: "From the perspective of football training infrastructure, they will soon catch up with the highest standards in the world. We have been constantly developing youth training, and School football teaching will also be on the right track. But at least for now, it is still very difficult to become a professional player in the field of campus football, which may also hinder the development of football in the entire country. We will eventually We will try to make campus football a part of the entire football development ecology."
There is no doubt that huge financial resources, sufficient manpower and experts like Deus Dacino who help build a football ecosystem from the bottom up will become important factors for the successful development of Chinese football.