Zhao Xinsheng, a senior Xinjiang football coach, once worked in Xinjiang Sports Vocational and Technical College. He was loaned to the Xinjiang Football Association for a long time. He has led the Xinjiang and Urumqi football teams to participate in the National Games and the City Games. In 2002, he started to work as a part-time scout for Luneng Football School. Excellent Xinjiang players such as Maitijiang, Wutikuer and Maiwulang were all excavated by him and brought to Luneng Football Academy. Currently serving as a full-time scout for the Luneng Football School, responsible for the selection of talents in Xinjiang.
In his busy schedule, Director Zhao accepted our interview. Director Zhao's insight into the field of selection for many years has given us a deeper understanding of the characteristics of Xinjiang players and the criteria for scout selection.
It was a coincidence that I became a Luneng scout. Before being a part-time scout for Luneng, I served as the coach of the Xinjiang football team for a long time. In 2001, at the 9th National Games in Nanchang, the Xinjiang National Games team led by me ran into the Shandong team led by Kekovic and Zhang Haitao in the group stage. Before the game, Kekovic strongly stated that he wanted to score three points. , But in the end it was tied 3-3. At that time, Kekovic was wondering how the children in Xinjiang looked different from those in the football school, and their bodies seemed a little better. However, he didn’t talk to me for 3 days because of his failure to win the game. In the end it was because of love. Talented, he asked Zhang Haitao to invite me to have coffee and learned about the situation of children in Xinjiang from me.
我成为鲁能球探是一个巧合。在担任鲁能的兼职球探之前，我曾担任新疆足球队的教练很长一段时间。 2001年，在南昌市第9届全运会上，以我为首的新疆民族运动队在小组赛中遇到了以科科维奇和张海涛为首的山东队。比赛前，科科维奇强烈表示他想得分3分。 ，但最终以3-3并列。当时，科科维奇想知道新疆的孩子和足球学校的孩子看起来有什么不同，他们的身体似乎好些了。但是，由于未能赢得比赛，他有3天没有与我交谈。最后是因为爱。有才华的他请张海涛邀请我喝咖啡，并从我那里了解新疆儿童的状况。
In the second year, Kekovic and the principal of the football school Kang Jianxing came to Urumqi to inspect the young players. Their love for talents also deeply moved me. I know that the football training concept in Xinjiang is backward, and in the mainland. The children can get better development and growth. I communicated with the parents of the selected children. Finally, the first batch of 5 Xinjiang children were taken to Weifang Luneng Football School. After that, I established a deep cooperative relationship with Luneng Football School, which also became a link between Xinjiang Football and Shandong Football.
As a scout, you must first have a deep foundation and professional knowledge in football, second, you must have experience in the field of youth football, and third, you must be in line with international professional scouts and learn advanced skills while working and training. Scientific selection of athletes and scientific management methods. Of course, talented professional players can only be selected with a richer selection experience. For example, you must first understand the genetic growth and development of young players, and then understand the basic sports indicators for selection, such as speed, endurance, explosiveness, etc. , The family sports history of young players is also within my scope of attention.
Moreover, the profession of scouts is indeed a lot of hard work. Because of the relationship between professional coaches and the grassroots coaches in Xinjiang, I have maintained a good cooperative relationship for a long time. Whenever the league of primary and middle school students in Xinjiang is held, I am good for some new emerging talents. Miaozi, I always get first-hand news and information. I will collect the information of these players and do a relatively long-term follow-up observation for them, so that I will have a good idea when selecting talents.
Our Luneng Football School has established many talent training bases in Xinjiang. When I went back some time ago, I brought the "Campus Football Elite Training Guide" compiled by President Tan to the coaches of these training bases, so that they can master the novel as early as possible. Training methods and the guiding ideology of campus football.
Take a youth training base newly expanded by Yili as an example. There are 8 coaches in that youth training base, 3 are full-time coaches from the youth training base, and 5 are amateur coaches. They all have rich football experience (playing professional Semi-professional football matches), the training received by the young players is relatively formal. Affected by the epidemic this year, young players had to train at home for a long time. Thanks to the country's efficient epidemic response policy, the epidemic in Xinjiang was quickly brought under control and the training of young players began to gradually resume. Our coaches are usually stationed in the village, and contact the local football field during training. On Saturdays and Sundays, the children in the city are driven to the countryside by their parents.
These base coaches’ clothing and children’s training equipment need to be provided by the Luneng Football School Admissions Office. In addition, the transportation fee for local coaches is also a very important expense. This part of the cost needs to be fed back to the transportation players in time. coach. Because today is different from the past, it is not only Luneng football school that pays attention to Xinjiang, the fertile soil of football. Evergrande, Shanghai, Jiangsu and other clubs have established their own scouting systems in Xinjiang. The competition for talents depends not only on contacts but also There is money, and of course the best football teenagers are all in our attention. This can also be seen from this list of national youths.
First of all, we are more intuitive to see whether the player has enough motivation to win on the court. In addition, we also look at his technique and ball handling ability, including the ability required in different positions, organizational ability, ball quotient level, and shouting on the field. And attitudes, etc., we have to conduct basic speed and explosiveness tests on children.
To judge the future development of players, I think the most important thing is attitude. We initially brought more than 20 Xinjiang players, and now the ones who can still play in professional football are Maitijiang and Wutikuer. Because most parents are not firm enough in their children's career development, their confidence in learning football has gradually weakened. Maitijiang is completely different from them. Even though he was not the main player in Luneng Football Academy at that time, he did 200 push-ups and 400 sit-ups every night after training. Even in the face of other players' ridicule, he still persisted for many years. He has always believed that he can play professional games. Later, Mai Tijiang went directly to the national team from the football school, and returned to the Luneng football school after playing for the National Games in Xinjiang. Later, he grew up all the way to the present.
Maitijiang's success is inseparable from his professional attitude. His love of football and his dedication to football keep him moving forward. During the qualifiers for the Guangzhou Asian Games, his father asked him to go all out after he played. Even if you are injured or disabled, we will support you for the rest of your life. We must do our best to win glory for the country on the court. However, some players’ parents require their children to play at a leisurely pace, which cannot affect their future career development. The two forms have different effects on the child's future development.
Maitijiang's grandfather and I are old colleagues, and heroes of southern Xinjiang football. But their older group of Xinjiang footballers is not systematic and scientific in training, and they usually have less information besides hard training in basic skills. In 1992, I participated in a senior coach training class with Yin Tiesheng. I had a tape of German professional youth training in my hand. I turned the tape into a CD and brought it to the coaches in Xinjiang. Later, the children’s skills were compared. Improved during previous training.
The tactical system is hard to say. I myself often watch the TV broadcasts of the Champions League, Premier League, Bundesliga, Japan, South Korea, and some strong teams in China, and I pay attention to the outstanding players in the team. By tracking and observing the technical and physical characteristics of outstanding athletes, when selecting talents, I imagine whether the players on the selection list can reach the level of outstanding athletes. I will also consider what type of athletes these players are and suitable for that position. In this way, no matter what kind of player the selected players are, as long as they are technically prominent and comprehensive enough, they can get more opportunities to play. At that time, coaches of professional teams may find more suitable positions for players.
As for the tactical system, the tactical system of Luneng or other teams is not fixed and unchanging. Players must first have their own technical skills and a good overall team consciousness. In this case, there will always be clubs who want him. For example, Mai Wulang, I started to follow his growth from the age of nine, two and a half years later I took him to Luneng Football School, he has the ability to grow into an excellent professional player.
Tomorrow, we will continue to bring to the fans Zhao Xinsheng’s unique insights on the misunderstandings of selection, big data selection and key points of selection.