With the results of the U17 Asian Cup group draw, the outside world paid more attention to the 2006 national junior team led by 49-year-old Yang Chen. Now the U17 national football team is determined to be in the same group as Tajikistan, Australia and Saudi Arabia, the overall strength is the weakest, and the U20 national football team is classified into the death group, and it takes a miracle to advance to the knockout round, but fortunately, the U20 national football team has set an example and waits for the U17 national football team to complete the copy.
Last month, Yang Chen led the team to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for a half-month intensive training, and arranged 7 warm-up matches, the performance of the U17 national football team was low and high, because the first 3 consecutive losses, including 2 losses to the Saudi Arabia U17 men's team, and then began a continuous undefeated mode, including a 1-1 draw against the Abu Dhabi Peninsula U18 echelon, a 4-1 victory over the Gulf U19 echelon, a 2-2 draw with Dubai City International U23 echelon, and a 3-0 victory over Folsen Espanyol U19 echelon.
After arriving in Spain for the next stage of training, the coaching staff continued to arrange small and large warm-up games for the team, with the aim of allowing the players to adapt to higher intensity matches and gain experience and confidence.
In the early hours of this morning, the U17 national football team ushered in the fourth warm-up match of the Spanish training, against the Malaga U19 echelon, this team is very strong, and finally the Chinese team relied on the goal of the main striker Wang Yudong to draw the score to 1-1.
This draw put the U17 national football team unbeaten in eight consecutive overseas warm-up matches, including four unbeaten games in the UAE and four unbeaten games in Spain, the first three of which were a 3-1 win over Marbella U19A in the first game, a 1-0 win over Granada U19AB in the second and a 1-0 win over Granada U19 in the third.
Judging from the unbeaten performance of 8 consecutive games, the U17 national football team can adapt to the confrontation with older players and not fall behind, making domestic fans look forward to the start of the U17 Asian Cup.
During the unbeaten period of the U17 national football team, one person needs to be mentioned, that is, Wang Yudong, known as "domestic Cristiano Ronaldo", according to statistics, during the unbeaten period of 8 consecutive games of the U17 national football team, Wang Yudong played 6 games and scored a total of 6 goals, including 2 goals.
Now the U17 national football team is getting better and better, inseparable from the continuous coaching of coach Yang Chen, who previously required players to be collectively cut into inches of hairstyles to maintain a state of full spirit and appearance, and now it seems that the effect is good.
According to AFC regulations, the top 4 of the U17 Asian Cup can qualify for the 2023 World Junior Championship, and the U17 national football team still has hope to do as long as it maintains the state and fighting spirit of the warm-up match, according to statistics, the last time the Chinese men's football team participated in the World Junior Championship was in 2005.