China News Service, Beijing, June 21 (Wang Hao) With the Chinese men's basketball team easily defeating the Chinese Taipei men's basketball team with 91:73, the Chinese men's basketball team in the 2021 Asian Cup qualifiers came to an end at the end of the 20th.

With four victories, they successfully entered the Asian Cup main stage.

The Chinese team (red) is in the game.

Image source: A screenshot of the official video data of the Chinese Basketball Team.

  However, the victory brought not all praise and applause. Many fans were not completely satisfied with the performance of the Chinese men's basketball team in the Asian preliminaries.

After the defeat in the World Cup, the Chinese men's basketball team has just begun to "self-help".

  In the four games, the Chinese team defeated the Japanese team and the Chinese Taipei team twice, the most thrilling of which was the second match with the Japanese team.

For most of the time, the Chinese team is lagging behind, and there are certain problems with the offensive and defensive performance.

However, with the effective adjustment in the second half of the fourth quarter, the final 90:84 was a difficult reversal to win.

  In this game, the most outstanding player was Zhou Qi. He scored 18 points and 12 rebounds, which is the key to the team's victory.

But after the game, the entry on Weibo's hot search was "Zhou Qi's serve error".

  It was in the final stage of the third quarter of the game. Zhou Qi grabbed the ball for the team's fast break, but the ball directly hit the head of his teammate Zhang Zhenlin. The scene looked a little funny.

This mistake, to a certain extent, affected people's evaluation of his performance in this game.

Data map: Yi Jianlian (right) and Zhou Qi high-five.

That night, the 17-32 qualifying round of the 2019 FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup continued. In a Group M match held in Guangzhou, China lost 73 to 86 against Nigeria.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Chen Jimin

  Zhou Qi is like a microcosm of the Chinese men's basketball team-it has its own problems and many advantages. He is trying to get rid of the influence of poor performance in the past, but public opinion is no longer tolerant.

  Objectively speaking, this time in the Asian preliminaries, the Chinese team failed to play the devastating match that the fans were looking forward to when they were stronger than their two opponents.

The reasons for this result are complex.

  On May 23, the current Chinese Men's Basketball Training Team reported.

On June 13, the Chinese men's basketball team set off for the Philippines to participate in the Asian preliminaries.

The time for this team to run in together is only 20 days. It is difficult to form a tacit understanding in such a short time, which can explain the mistakes in the game.

  In the final squad, no fans are familiar with Yi Jianlian, Guo Ailun, and Wang Zhelin. They all bid farewell to the current national team due to injuries.

And Zhou Qi, the biggest player among the remaining players, suffered an eye injury during training. He rushed to join the team the next day after undergoing laser surgery and only returned in the third Asian preliminaries.

The Chinese team (red) is in the game.

Image source: A screenshot of the official video data of the Chinese Basketball Team.

  Under such circumstances, young players have gained more opportunities to exercise, but they also paid the price for their youth in the game.

  Of course, external factors are not the only reason for the ups and downs of the men's basketball performance, some players failed to show their due level in the game.

  The Chinese team defeated the Japanese team in the first stage of the Asian preliminaries. Although they won 66:57, they only made 5 of 28 three-pointers. In the second game, the Chinese team beat the Chinese Taipei team 115:66 and only 3 of 12 three-pointers. in.

Obviously, part of the reason for such an outrageous shooting rate is that the player's personal mentality has problems.

  The head coach of the Chinese team, Du Feng, said in the post-match press conference of the first game that the players all have good shooting ability, but the decisiveness and determination are not enough.

The Chinese team (red) is in the game.

Image source: A screenshot of the official video data of the Chinese Basketball Team.

  Although there are many problems, but fortunately this time the Chinese men's basketball team successfully completed the task, dangerous but not "overturned."

After basically losing their Olympic qualifications in the 2019 Defeat World Cup, they desperately need more victories to revive the team's morale and give fans more confidence.

  In the game, young players such as Hu Mingxuan, Zhang Zhenlin and Xu Jie also had high-profile performances.

Although there are still ups and downs, it can be seen that these young people are trying to adapt to their new roles in the national team jerseys.

  In addition, Du Feng was obviously trying different lineups in the game. For example, in the last half of the second game against the Japanese team, after offering the strongest lineup that can be matched and adjusting the defensive strategy, the Chinese team The field still occupies a relatively obvious advantage.

  The reason why many fans are still dissatisfied with the four-game winning streak is mainly because of the "deep love and responsibility" for the Chinese men's basketball team.

As the Asian hegemon for many years, fans naturally hope that the Chinese men's basketball team will hold this position and use their performance to drive away the haze brought to them by the World Cup.

The Chinese team (red) is in the game.

Image source: A screenshot of the official video data of the Chinese Basketball Team.

  Next, the main task of the Chinese men's basketball team is to prepare for the Olympic defeat that begins at the end of June.

The Chinese team is in the Victoria Division of Canada along with Greece, Canada, the Czech Republic, Turkey, and Uruguay. The first place in the division can get the Tokyo Olympic tickets.

  Judging from the comparison of the strength of the teams, the Chinese team's hope of qualifying for the Olympics is extremely slim.

But I believe that the fans who often pay attention to the men's basketball game have been psychologically prepared for the results. The fighting spirit and technical and tactical level shown by the Chinese team in the game are the most critical.

  In mid-August, the men's basketball Asian Cup will be opened in Indonesia.

Du Feng said in an interview that the Chinese team will still focus on the current lineup.

  "Everyone is very young, and I will not ask them too much. I just want them to feel the current level of Asia. No matter if they encounter Australia or other strong teams in the future, I hope they dare to face their opponents and dare to challenge them. Shock them."

The Chinese team (red) is in the game.

Image source: A screenshot of the official video data of the Chinese Basketball Team.

  Interestingly, the last Asian Cup was held in 2017.

At that time, the Chinese team sent a lineup based on the blue team led by Du Feng. Due to injuries and other factors, the Chinese team finally ranked fifth.

Since then, Du Feng also lost to Li Nan in the competition for the head coach of the Chinese men's basketball team.

  But after four years, he has been the winner of the CBA three consecutive best coaches, and his coaching level has greatly improved.

  Maybe the boys in the men's basketball team can think about his experience in addition to learning skills and tactics from him.

How to use your own efforts to recapture those who once lost in the game!

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