In the Super League this season, Shanghai Shenhua has introduced 13 new players, and the depth of the team's bench has been greatly supplemented. However, after two overtime matches and penalty shootouts, Shanghai Shenhua experienced a large number of player injuries. According to a report by Shanghai media "Zhou Shi", Shenhua head coach Cui Kangxi was worried about the starting lineup in the two rounds with Hebei Huaxia Fortune.
In May of this year, the Shenhua Club organized a blue-and-white competition. After selecting young players from individual echelons, they conducted an internal competition. At the match between Evergrande and Guoan last night, a reporter sighed when talking about the Shenhua blue and white match, "If we can form two lineups of similar strength, it is estimated that Evergrande and Shenhua will be the same."
However, Shenhua almost injured a lineup after 4 games. After the two rounds of derby, Zeng Cheng and Zhu Chenjie left the Suzhou division early due to injuries and were reimbursed for the season.
In the two rounds against Chongqing Dangdai, Yang Xu suffered an avulsion fracture and missed the rest of the competition. In these games, Zhao Mingjian, Feng Xiaoting, Moreno and others were injured. In the first round of the 7th round with Hebei Huaxia on November 6, Mbia and Qin Sheng will both be suspended due to red cards. Coupled with Jin Xinyu who is still recovering, as many as 9 Shenhua players will be injured and unable to stop. Only 18 players will be able to play.
Among these 18 players, Wen Jiabao and other players are already very tired, and Bi Jinhao and other players have some injuries and cannot play the full court. This season, the Chinese Football Association stipulates that each team can report 23 players per game, and 5 players can be replaced within 90 minutes. If only 18 people in Shenhua can play in the end, 5 people less than the prescribed number of applicants.
"Thoughtful" said that what makes Cui Kangxi more headache is that individual positions have almost fallen into a dilemma that no one can use. Shenhua's central defender reserve is relatively rich, but after Feng Xiaoting and Zhu Chenjie were injured, Mbia and Qin Sheng were suspended, Cui Kangxi may have to let players from other positions switch to central defenders.
A team insider sighed and said, "This year's luck is really impossible to say. All three penalty shoot-outs have been lost, and it was still the first penalty shooter who missed the penalty. Then there was an injury, which almost hurt a set. The lineup, as well as a few reimbursements for serious injury season, is really difficult.
At 15:30 on November 6th, Beijing time, in the first round of the Chinese Super League Championship rankings, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua will face Hebei China Fortune.