20 points over the Cape Verdean men’s basketball team. It is rare for China to win a big victory in international competitions. Why is it rare? Because in the past few years, China’s performance in international competitions was very bad. Both the World Cup and the Olympic Games almost ended in fiasco, with unsatisfactory results. In the face of Cape Verde, which has won the right to participate in the World Cup, China won the opponent by 20 points, which I believe most fans did not expect before the game. After watching the whole game, if I want to talk about who is the greatest contributor, then I will attribute the credit to the head coach Jorjevich. His short-term coaching has given China a brand-new look and created a completely different China team.
Let’s talk about Qiao Shuai’s first change, not relying too much on qi zhou’s play, so that the striker can participate more in attacking and handling the ball. In the past matches of China team, the striker’s sense of existence was very low, and he only cut the ball, handed in his hand, and waited for the opportunity to shoot on the outside, so his tactical position was not high, and he could hardly see them doing other things. When the team encounters difficulties, the ball is handled by the center, that is, qi zhou is allowed to score by virtue of his personal ability, which consumes too much physical energy for qi zhou.
In Qiao Shuai’s tactical concept, he improved the tactical position of the striker. Whether it is positional warfare or changing attacks, Qiao Shuai encouraged the striker to hold the ball more, hit the basket more and shoot when he had the opportunity. You don’t have to stay where you are, or run to the bottom corner with a high hand, to maximize the impact of the striker and make them the protagonists in the game. In recent warm-up matches, strikers like Cui Yongxi and Zhang Zhenlin all performed well. On the contrary, qi zhou didn’t score many points, but the team was able to win. Qiao Shuai’s change has made the tactics richer and more diverse. The striker carries the banner, and qi zhou is not so tired, which has greatly improved the China men’s basketball team.
Qiao Shuai’s second change is to ask players to reduce invalid passes, run out of space through no ball cover, and then make a firm shot. It is an old problem for China men’s basketball team that the defender passes the ball many times in the high position, and then makes a hasty shot when there is not much time left. Many times, China’s tactics are not implemented in place, and four players are watching, and they are not active in moving, so they can hardly get a chance to make a free shot.
Qiao Shuai’s tactical system requires players to run more positions, reduce the time of holding the ball, conduct the ball more, consciously find teammates who run out of space, and then complete the shot. After watching the game against Cape Verde, the first impression was that there was almost no one dribbling and four people watching the China team. Most of the time, the players were running without the ball, with a greater sense of space, more opportunities to shoot open and the perimeter could be thrown open. This change of Qiao Shuai can make the team play more smoothly, reduce the number of forced shots, increase the success rate of attack, and help China solve the old problems.
Qiao Shuai’s third change is defense, fast retreat, unlimited defense change in positional warfare, and physical confrontation. After teammates make mistakes, there are players who can make up for defense. In Qiao Shuai’s defense system, we must match each other’s physical strength, at the same time, the players should be highly motivated, and we should always be ready to make up for our teammates, not just focusing on our own defensive players.
At present, the China team has three lines of defense: the first defender’s fight, the second striker’s confrontation, and finally the center’s interference. Each player has a clear division of labor, knows what he wants to do on the court, and plays with a purpose. In these warm-up matches, China’s defense has left a deep impression on people. Although we sometimes can’t open the attack, it won’t be easy for our opponents to score on us.
It can be said that Qiao Shuai’s three changes have created a brand-new China men’s basketball team, which is completely different from the previous one in terms of playing style, game rhythm and ball style. At present, this China team is playing team basketball, and every player can play his own role and value. The team is no longer only relying on the play of a certain player, and its attack and defense are obviously improved. The China team is getting better and better under the leadership of Qiao Shuai.