These days, the video of a 6-year-old Xinjiang child playing football has surprised many netizens on the Internet. Many people exclaimed after reading it: "This is a child prodigy!"!
In this video released by Dong Lu, a famous footballer, a child wearing a blue jersey and white socks almost restored the iconic movements of many world stars. Whether it’s "riding a bicycle" by Da Luo, "crossing a crotch" by Messi or "spike" by Cristiano Ronaldo’s heel, "Tiny" looks like a decent imitation.
What is commendable is that these fake moves are extraordinary in one go in the game, the children’s ball style is gorgeous and sophisticated, and the movement rhythm is coordinated and reasonable. And even if the opponent around him is taller than him, he can’t take the ball from his feet.
The one-minute video has caused many netizens to clap their hands and praise. Many people feel that this action is pleasing to the eye, but they also have some expectations: "The future of China football is hopeful again."
At the beginning of China’s football reform in 1990s, the prosperity of A-A created the first batch of small fans in the professional era, and playing football once became an "outstanding scholar". However, with the deterioration of the domestic football environment at the turn of the century, fewer and fewer children are willing to join football. Even in the early years, the selection of some national name echelons was stretched. This shows the extent to which China’s football talents are barren.
In recent years, with the development of campus football and the resurgence of football in China, many children have re-entered the arena to pursue their football-related dreams. However, how many of these children can really carry the banner of China football in the end? The cultivation of football talents is a systematic project, and the achievements made in the next few years also need to be tested after a long period of precipitation in the future.
A few days ago, the experience of a boy named Chen Yubo caused a lot of sighs among football players. In a program of a satellite TV, the boy of Grade 8 (Grade 2) gave a speech on the stage, trying to find a "way out" for his football dream in front of two family members and students all over the playground.
However, in the short ten-minute clip of the program, Chen Yubo’s mother didn’t let go. She expressed her support for her son to play football to keep fit, but she wouldn’t agree to take the road of professional football unless she was 18 years old. Readers who are familiar with the rules of football should know that this has actually pronounced the disillusionment of Chen Yubo’s dream of professional football.
Whether it is the long-standing concept of "academic priority" or some negative images of China football that affect parents’ determination, there are indeed many people who have various views on football in real life. In fact, regardless of the ups and downs of football in China, China has never lacked children with football dreams and talents. It’s just that these children either miss football for various reasons during their growth, or are forced to give up their football dreams under the pressure of their parents, or they can’t get systematic training, which leads to the tragic fate of "Shang Zhongyong" in the end.
There are many potential stocks in China football. Since Li Huajun, who debuted in the 1980s, generations of young talents have brought endless hope to the fans. Eighteen years ago, a 6-year-old boy named Zhou Zhou was once known as a "football prodigy". That year, China’s men’s soccer team broke into the World Cup in Japan and South Korea historically, which set off a football craze in China. At the award party of the national football team, Zhou Zhou, who was only six years old, performed with his own ball, which attracted the attention of the then national football coach Milu, who praised him as "the future star of China football".
Looking through the reports of that year, we learned that Zhou began to practice at the age of 2, and by the age of 6, he could dribble 2000 balls in 20 minutes. However, this child, regarded by Milu as "the successor of China football", failed to go further in the praise, which was quite disappointing.
Then, from time to time, there will be a "prodigy" of China football. Why can’t you get on?
Although football is a team event, even talented players can’t achieve the whole team on their own; What’s more, everyone’s growth path and background are different, and it’s a pity that he didn’t become the "Optimus Prime" of China football. For example, the "short-lived" of the week is not only due to the choice on the road to growth, but also closely related to the impetuous football environment of that era.
After the national football team successfully entered the World Cup in China and South Korea, Japanese football ushered in a decade of darkness. In that chaotic football era, some officials, international players and even referees were involved in fake gambling and eventually went to jail; Many clubs are in arrears, their management is chaotic, and no one cares about the training of young football talents … When China football reached its lowest point, no one even cared about the broadcast, which eventually greatly reduced the trust of the whole society.
In 2012, the black storm in China football came to an end. Under the background of vigorously developing campus football in recent years, with a series of reform measures, the healthy and positive image of China football is gradually being reshaped. However, the training system of football talents in China is still difficult to be reasonable and mature; The concept of "playing football is equal to doing nothing" in parents’ minds is still deeply rooted; A few years ago, the "Jinyuan storm" has just been contained, and I don’t know when the price will really return to value …
All these problems have become an unavoidable obstacle for football teenagers to pursue their dreams. The emergence of football superstars is closely related to the current football environment and youth training system, in addition to their amazing talent, their own efforts and the support of their families.
Fortunately, Chen Yubo’s experience has attracted the attention of the football circle, and some insiders have given pertinent suggestions on his situation. Guizhou Hengfeng Football Club also sent him a trial invitation. After the program was broadcast, Chen Yubo’s parents also showed concessions to their children’s desire to play football.
Although the little boy in Xinjiang is only 6 years old, I sincerely hope that he will not have to experience the pain and struggle of Chen Yubo in the future and enjoy the happiness brought by football more purely.
Fortunately, the little boy not only changed his family’s views with his performance on the field, but more importantly, he also had a father who loved football but had to give up because his family stopped him, and silently supported him behind his back.
The father said that every boy has his own football dream and hopes that his son can realize it together with his own dream on the pitch, but only if he can be healthy and happy. If he can really embark on a career path one day, he hopes to win glory for his country.
I still remember the "Six Questions" issued by Liu Jianhong, a commentator of CCTV at that time, after the national football team defeated the World Cup qualifiers. In his view, it’s not a matter of a few players but everyone’s, so don’t complain. "If you were a parent, would you let your children play football?" and "In fact, it is very simple to change football in China. In fact, you still play football yourself."
I believe that with the change of social concept and the further emergence of talents, China football will still go up. (Xing Rui)