Bayern stars boost China's game plan
Updated: 2015-07-28 08:32
By Xu Jingxi in Guangzhou(China Daily)
What they said
"Chinese youth soccer requires a better platform for its development. We are incapable of building the platform on our own, but we want to set an example and get more enterprises joining the force to boost the youth training of Chinese soccer."
—— Zhang Pijie, general manager of FAW-Volkswagen
"The reason behind Chinese soccer's poor performance is the lack of solid basic skills and tactical awareness, which we need to cultivate in younger generations of players, starting from childhood."
—— Rong Zhihang, vice-chairman of the CFA
"Besides increasing the 'soccer population', improving youngsters' fitness and teaching them teamwork spirit, promoting soccer on campuses needs to involve scouting talent. We should give more consideration to providing them with a higher platform for further training."
—— Rong Zhihang
"The Chinese Football Association alone doesn't have the social resources to (build so many training centers to) cover 1.4 billion people in the vast land of China. But enterprises can help make it happen with a joint effort."
—— Zhang Bin, CCTV sports anchorman
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