Netease Sports reported on October 18:
On October 18th, Beijing time, Shanghai Shenhua drew 0-0 with Shanghai SIPG in the second stage of the Chinese Super League. After the match, Shenhua coach Cui Kangxi attended the press conference. Cui Kangxi expressed his desire to praise the defensive players. Did not meet the expectations for the two rounds of the game, the conversion of offense still needs to be strengthened.
Cui Kangxi first commented on the game: "I want to thank the players who worked hard to the end. We have some good points and regrets. The 0-0 result is not bad. I hope to play well in the second round." Then he Commented on the team's back line: "Last year we lost a lot of goals, this year the goal is to reduce conceded. We are not only backcourt players on the defensive end, I ask all players to steal and defend, this is the reason why our defense is excellent At the same time, our defensive players performed very well. I also want to praise the defensive players. The first round was a draw. We have to sum up the good and the bad and play the second game well."
Regarding whether the two new foreign players did not appear for the second round and the two wounded, Cui Kangxi said bluntly: "It takes a period of time for the new players to come to the team. The pace of the game today is fast and it also needs to be defended. I'm sorry to fail to find a suitable opportunity to replace them. Zhao Mingjian's injury may be more serious and needs to be checked again. Moreno has a bad injury and it is not a big problem."
Regarding Zhu Chenjie’s decision to switch on and off, Cui Kangxi explained: “He had some serious problems with his ankle, so he was replaced.” Regarding the Shanghai Derby held in the third place for the first time, Cui Kangxi commented : "The fans of both teams came to the stadium, and there is no difference between home and away. The fans cheered, and the players gave the players a lot of strength." Talking about whether the game ended in a tie has reached the goal of the two rounds. As expected, Cui Kangxi said frankly: "It has not been fully achieved. We also want to win in the first round. We did a good job defensively, but we still need to strengthen in terms of switching offense."