The first stage of the Super League season has ended. Guangzhou R&F’s record of 14 rounds in the first stage was fixed at 4 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses, scoring 14 goals, conceding 28 goals and accumulating 15 points, ranking 6th in Group A.
They are the pioneers of the Guangzhou R&F team's growth and development. Every game witnesses their growth. Next, R&F will record their mental journey through an exclusive interview with R&F’s stars.
Counting the penalty kick in the FA Cup and Shenhua penalty kick, Huang Zhengyu scored 2 goals for Guangzhou R&F this season. In the regrettable match in the league where the team was reversed by the opponent in the same city 1-2, he opened the record, which was a precious goal.
In the second round of the league, Huang Zhengyu got his first chance to play this season. He came off the bench in that round of the Guangzhou Derby. Huang Zhengyu is already familiar with the Guangzhou Derby. In that Guangzhou Derby, the team also suffered very bad results.
Therefore, in the second round of the Guangzhou Derby this season, when Huang Zhengyu scored a goal in a way he was not so familiar with, and it was a goal that broke the deadlock, his heart can be surging.
By the fourth round, Huang Zhengyu finally got the chance to start. From July to August, the team won 2 wins in 8 games. Huang Zhengyu made one start and one substitute in these two games. In addition to two victories, he experienced several defeats and setbacks with the team.
The changes started in September. In the first game of September, in the second round of the Guangzhou Derby, Huang Zhengyu scored a surprising long shot, but unfortunately the team was eventually reversed by the opponent. Regrettably, the team is actually changing little by little. Under the predicament at the time, everyone is getting stronger.
Looking back on his performance this season so far, Huang Zhengyu said: "The most difficult time of the season should be the first few rounds at the beginning. But at that time we all always encouraged each other and worked hard. Everyone was thinking about what to do. The team makes a contribution. I hope it can be maintained in the next game."
This season, Huang Zhengyu's position on the field has changed from being a member of the three central defenders to a midfielder, and is basically fixed in this position. Such changes make Huang Zhengyu feel that he still has a lot of room for improvement. He believes that his performance so far this season is still average.
"Next continue to train hard, and then help the team in the game. Whether it is offensive or defensive, there are many things to summarize. I hope that I can improve through training."
Coach Van Bronckhorst's requirement for Huang Zhengyu is still to defend first, to be a barrier, and to reduce the pressure on the back. Fan Shuai also told Huang Zhengyu not to be under pressure, but to enjoy the game.
Van Bronckhorst教练对Huang Zhengyu的要求仍然是首先捍卫，成为障碍并减轻背部压力。范帅还告诉黄正宇不要承受压力，而要享受比赛。
Starting from Huang Zhengyu, Ye Chugui, Chang Feiya, and Zhang Gong scored key goals successively. Recalling that Derby's goal, Huang Zhengyu said frankly that he used his right foot more often in practice. The way Derby scores, he only practices occasionally. However, as a player, Huang Zhengyu has always had the idea of breaking through the opponent's goal in the same city, but "it is still a pity, in the end it did not bring the team a victory."
Concentrating on competitions for a long time, away from family and friends, Huang Zhengyu has also experienced such closed competitions and training before, but has not tried such a long closed time. "This experience has been quite rewarding, both on the court and in life."
In addition to competitions and training days, reading books, watching dramas and playing games has become what Huang Zhengyu has in his life. In addition to these, he has to keep in touch with his family every day, which is especially important in closed days.
After several years of playing in the Super League, Huang Zhengyu also felt that he had grown a little bit after experiencing big and small setbacks and confusion. "Learn to adjust your mentality to face the pressure encountered in life or on the court, and hope that you can always maintain a love of football."
In addition to training the game well and maintaining his love for football, Huang Zhengyu said he "doesn't think too much" about the future now, "I still do what I should do, keep improving myself, and hope to have the opportunity to play for the country in the future."
GIF/Understand the ball