During the National Day holiday, Li Weifeng airborne to Shenzhen to attend a commercial endorsement event. His itinerary was very tight, and the total time spent in Shenzhen was less than 24 hours. Coincidentally, on this day a year ago, on October 3, 2019, Li Weifeng was in danger and decided to take on the responsibility of leading Tianjin Tianhai to complete relegation when the last five rounds of the league were left.
The last time I met with Li Weifeng was in Tianjin in May 2013. After 7 years, the author saw Big Tou again and found that his appearance had not changed much. He insists on running and playing a round of golf every week to keep his figure very well-proportioned, without any deformation or distortion, and even pulling up his physical fitness, he can play at any time; and his sharp edges and corners are not angry. Wei's "general face" seems to have resisted the destruction of time, still handsome and heroic.
The impression of Li Weifeng, the corners of his mouth are always stubbornly squeezed, and when his brows are frowned and his eyes are swept out sharply, it will make people shudder; he is domineering on the court, making his opponents intimidated. If he was born in a war era, Li Weifeng would definitely be a general. Even if he was born in a peaceful and prosperous age, he still has a general heart. Destiny’s hands that overturned the clouds and rains pushed him to the forefront again and again. Tests and tribulations were often used in a two-pronged way. He would inevitably suffer from his will and his muscles, and when the sky fell, Li Weifeng was able to fulfill his mission because he has " But let the Dragon City Feijiang stay, and don't teach Huma Duyin Mountain's general temperament.
Under the flickering lights of the coffee bar, Li Weifeng drank Mocha while recalling the past days when stars and dust were intertwined, and talked about the "three ins and three outs" in Tianjin Quanjian’s period after his gorgeous turn. The personal experience before and after Tianhai's dissolution, as well as his life experience after entering the age of no doubt. Unexpectedly, this man in the Chinese football field, after going through a thousand sails, the two most insights are "put down".
During his time as a fresh-clothed raging horse player, Li Weifeng was the “big brother” of Chinese football who did his part. He is a big head and the only player in China who has competed in the World Youth Championships, Olympic Games and World Cup. This character star full of stories and controversy on and off the field, if put to the present, is definitely a "flow responsibility": he kneeled to comfort his father after scoring a goal in the top ten matches; I don’t know how many times he was on the court. He had a bloody fight and the broken nose bone has not been corrected so far; he has performed "throat lock" on South Korea and Japan international footballers; in the predicament of the club's salary arrears for 8 months, he and Shenzhen Jianlibao teammates Won the Chinese Super League championship and the AFC Champions League third place; he was also labeled as "Ballmaster" and "Big Brother".
Li Weifeng gave his best years to the Green Field, those days when the stars were shining, although beautiful but easy to pass away, he was young, though strong but easy to break. At the age of 37, Li Weifeng, who has become more and more physically and mentally tempered, completed a gorgeous turn and transformed from a player to a club manager.
As a public figure, Li Weifeng has been in an opaque world over the years, accepting the public's attention with a transparent attitude. His strengths and weaknesses are all under the spotlight and there is nowhere to hide. Does Li Weifeng after the transformation have a false name and cannot be reused? Is he really a domineering ball master? Does he have leadership qualities? For these questions, time has given answers one by one: No matter what kind of role, Li Weifeng has been active in the front line, and has been given the opportunity to be entrusted with important tasks.
In the 2016 season, Li Weifeng transformed from a professional player to a club manager. He served as the deputy general manager of Tianjin Quanjian Club and was responsible for the signing of the team. In that winter window, Li Weifeng introduced Sun Ke, Zheng Dalun, Zhang Lu, Zhang Xiuwei, Yan Zihao, Liu Yiming, Zhao Xuri and other players with considerable strength and potential for Tianjin Quanjian. That year, Tianjin Quanjian won the top spot in the first five rounds of the Chinese League, and then suffered seven rounds of invincibility. The coach Rusenberg was dismissed from get out of class and Li Weifeng was also transferred from the first team. This was his first time in Quanjian’s period. Times in and out.
In the second half of the 2016 season, Cannavaro replaced Luxemburg. After leading the team to surpass, Cannavaro found the club chairman Shu Yuhui and made a request: let Li Weifeng return to the team to assist him. The big head recalled: "At the team's celebration party, the boss asked me to follow the old card (Cannavaro) tomorrow and continue to be the club's vice president and team leader." In the 2017 season, Cannavaro led the team to achieve After finishing third in the Chinese Super League and qualifying for the AFC Champions League, Ka Shuai resigned and moved to Guangzhou Evergrande. Shu Yuhui once again removed Li Weifeng from the first team. "At that time, Quanjian Group established a new sports sector, let I comprehensively manage men's football, women's football, volleyball and table tennis." This is Li Weifeng's two-in and two-out during the Quanjian period.
One day in April 2018, when Li Weifeng was walking a dog near his home, he received a call from Shu Yuhui, asking him to return to the team the next day and complete the work handover with Ding Yong, who was then the team leader. Li Weifeng is once again fully responsible for the management of the first team. In January 2019, the Tianjin Municipal Sports Bureau hosted the Quanjian Club. The team was renamed Tianjin Tianhai. Yu Genwei replaced Li Weifeng as the head of the first team. This was Li Weifeng’s three-in and three-out during the Quanjian period.
2018年4月的一天，李伟峰在家附近walking狗时，接到舒玉辉打来的电话，要求他第二天回到团队并与当时的团队负责人丁勇完成工作交接。 。李伟峰再次完全负责一队的管理。 2019年1月，天津市体育局主办了全健俱乐部。球队更名为天津天海。于根伟接替李玮峰担任一线队长。这是李伟峰在全剑时期的三进三出。
One year ago, when Tianjin Tianhai was deep in the relegation zone of the Super League, the Tianjin Sports Bureau handed over the responsibility of "fire fighting" to Li Weifeng, who had previously been "three in and three out" and could not fall under any pressure like the "Tumbler". Li Weifeng did not hesitate, he decided to accept the mission.
"It's a coincidence. On today last year, I took over the Tianjin Tianhai team and led the team in the last five league rounds. They achieved two wins, one draw and two losses, which suppressed the Shenzhen team's success in relegation." Li Weifeng said calmly and lightly. It was actually a thrilling experience.
On October 3, 2019, Li Weifeng took over the mess of Tianhai. The team was in the relegation zone. The coach Park Chung-kyun sent Song Boxuan and Mi Haolun to the reserve team and imposed a "three stop" penalty on Pei Shuai. Moreover, Park Chung-kyun and Alan and Renaldinho were the two main foreign aids. There are also problems with communication. After Li Weifeng became the team leader of the coaching staff, he must not only find ways to improve the combat effectiveness of the team, "put every player in the most suitable position", but also "organize and solve all the contradictions existing in the team." ." Things big and small are enough to make Li Weifeng feel devastated.
Actually, Li Weifeng could have stayed in his comfort zone, so why bother to take this "hot potato" at the risk of ruining his reputation? However, when the director of Tianjin Sports Bureau handed over the responsibility of leading the team to relegation to Li Weifeng, Datou decided to accept the mission. He even made this important decision without telling his wife and mother. Two days later, his mother still saw it. News report.
The two most important women in Li Weifeng’s life both strongly opposed him to take over the team. This is the news that the old mother will definitely get her hands when sewing clothes, and also the news that the plate that his wife is holding will fall. The worry is: "If you demote the team, your reputation will be ruined. At that time, no one will remember the hard work you put into this team."
Li Weifeng's general heart drove him to come forward at a critical moment, "What I have to do is to carry the team down. This team cannot be dropped in my hands. Keep the fire!"
After the end of last season, Alan and Thunderbird, two foreign players on loan from the Tianhai team, sighed: The arrival of Li Weifeng made their faces smile. Regarding this kind of evaluation, Li Weifeng said that he hadn't thought of it at all, "because I will be aggressive to them."
During the lead time, there was a video of Li Weifeng screaming in the locker room and was popular on the Internet. On November 15 last year, Tianhai lost to TEDA 3-4 in a warm-up match. After the match, Li Weifeng expressed his dissatisfaction in the locker room with anger, "After the ball was thrown, he was still laughing. , I think we are playing here. The relegated team, the team that wants to survive, if the team now accumulates 35 points and you play casually, just this point, don't we still die?" Li Weifeng reprimanded: "Life is scattered, You are also loose in kicking. It's so easy to lose a goal. How hard is it for you to score a goal!" His tone became more and more severe, and the decibels of his voice were getting higher and higher: It is not good to develop bad habits, you know? Why can't we hold it? Always get the ball first, can't hold it! Life management plus training management equals victory in the game, you know? When Li Weifeng spoke, the team members lowered their heads one by one, not daring to look directly into his eyes.
Li Weifeng recalled that this video did not capture the part where he smashed the kettle angrily. He was dissatisfied that the team couldn't keep the result when the ball was advanced and was finally reversed by the opponent. Although this was just a warm-up match, he could not accept this process. But after the game, Mi Haolun asked him that he wanted to drive away first. This sentence became the fuse for Li Weifeng's madness, "It's okay that he didn't say this. Once I finished speaking, I became angry and kicked like this. This and that." At that time, the players were about to leave the court. Li Weifeng called them all back to the locker room. He angrily threw a hot pot on the ground, "Everyone is stupid, no one dares to speak." Li Weifeng returned Said to the players: "You have to take your own responsibilities to play well. If you don’t talk about responsibility or loyalty, you won’t play any team! The team is so difficult, if you can relegation, you will be in any team in the future. The team will be taken a high look!"
In the management of the team, Li Weifeng has both kindness and power. In order to stimulate Alan's state, he once took the initiative to talk to the foreign aid loaned from Evergrande: "I said to Alan, you want to leave Tianjin gracefully. Or do you walk in disarray? You have to prove to your old boss here that you can have a place in Evergrande."
In the last five rounds, each game was a tough battle of wits and courage. It was thrilling, like walking on thin ice. Li Weifeng not only used his brain to improve the team's combat effectiveness, but also worked hard on the emotional management of the players.
When leading the team to train, Li Weifeng is not only a coach, but sometimes also acts as a "black whistle". This is his intention. "I consciously blow the black whistle during training, so I want to see the reaction of the players. When I see some of them are very excited, very impatient, and have a lot of fighting moves, emotional out of control, I will let them know, If there is such a reaction in an official game, it will be taken or even sent off. When you are sent off, what responsibilities do you have for the team, what responsibilities do you have for your teammates, and your investment What responsibility do people bear?"
In the end, Li Weifeng fulfilled his mission and led the team to complete the task of relegation. To
Li Weifeng never thought of it. After leading the team to relegation, what he waited for was the fate of the team's dissolution.
On the sixth day of the new year of this year, Li Weifeng and 26 team members assembled at the Hongta base in Kunming and began preparations for winter training. Subsequently, the outbreak of the new crown pneumonia epidemic and the farce of Tianhai transfer gave Li Weifeng a sense of loss of control for the first time. "During that period, I had been leading the team for training. No one supervised me, and no one told me the news of the club transfer. From beginning to end, I didn't know anything, because the transfer was all Vantone and Quanjian Group. Negotiations between the three parties with the Municipal Sports Bureau."
In late March, Li Weifeng felt that the team was a little messy, because the club was reported on the Internet, and as long as there was trouble outside, the players would become very vulnerable and sensitive. "At that time, just in time for the worst epidemic situation in the country, we could only play in the practice ground downstairs, not going out. Everyone paid attention to the news of the team's transfer every day. I saw that the team had a problem, plus The start of the league is far away, and I simply pulled the team back to Tianjin."
After the team returned to Tianjin, Li Weifeng gave the players a 10-day holiday. When the team re-focused on training, someone reported that the team’s training had not been reported to the epidemic prevention department as required. The next day, the team’s training was blocked. Emergency stop. "Our coaches are enclosed in the base building. No one can leave the building. Everyone eats boxed lunches in their bases every day. They cannot eat normally as they did in the past." All the plans were disrupted, and Li Weifeng had a deep feeling. A deep sense of powerlessness.
When the team transfer was deadlocked, Li Weifeng and the coaches launched the first self-rescue operation. They jointly wrote a letter to the Chinese Football Association, urging the Football Association to approve Tianhai’s qualification for the Super League. On May 9, Li Weifeng posted on Weibo The team’s second letter of self-help was issued. However, three days later, Li Weifeng was waiting for the news of Tianhai’s dissolution. When he was frustrated, there was even a thought in his mind: Knowing that Tianhai would disband, why should I be a villain and demote my hometown team? The hometown team he was talking about was the Shenzhen Kaisa team.
After Tianhai was disbanded, Li Weifeng blocked any football-related news, not watching news or watching games. However, during that time, he still had to deal with some domestic football clubs because he wanted to help Tianhai's little players find their homes. The first team of Tianhai has no worries about leaving home. Ten players including Pei Shuai, Zheng Dalun, Sun Ke, Zhang Lu, Mi Haolun, Zhang Yuan, Liu Yue, Xu Haofeng, Huang Ruifeng and South Korean player Song Zhuxun have joined the Shenzhen Kaisa team. .
Li Weifeng, who doesn't ask for anything, uses his personal connections to help the team members find their next home. "The most lacking of the young players is the data. Their potential is not inferior to the others, but their data is a blank." Under his recommendation, the central defender now joined Chengdu Xingcheng, and He Youzu went to Guangzhou. R&F has also signed a well-paid contract.
"I saw Wang Xiaolong scored a goal in Xingcheng, Chengdu. Chu Jinzhao's father also happily called me and said that his son had started several games in a row. That's enough. What am I going to do? I want them to spend the Mid-Autumn Festival. Do you give me two boxes of mooncakes during the holidays? I just want to see them all have balls to play."
After Tianjin Tianhai was disbanded, Shen Zhen was the number one pick to make up for the Super League, and became the biggest buyer of Tianhai's "player supermarket". Li Weifeng's former love and his disciples went to Shenzhen one after another, which made him pay more attention to his hometown football. team.
This season, Shenzhen Football Group has introduced 19 internal and foreign players. Among the top 16 Chinese Super League teams, it is the team with the largest lineup change. Li Weifeng specifically mentioned three of the players, "Three players are particularly positive and perform very well, one is goalkeeper Guowei, one is my brother Gao Lin, and the other is young player Dai Weijun." In his opinion, Shen Shen The introduction of Gao Lin from Guangzhou Evergrande and the introduction of Dai Weijun from the Premier League Wolves this season are the most successful signing operations, because these two players are the most cost-effective. In addition, Li Weifeng also mentioned central defender Qiao Wei and praised his attitude and hard work.
Li Weifeng said that Shenzhen footballers should be grateful to Kaisa Group. It was their success in the 2016 season that gave this SAR team hope of revival. "Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen is a first-tier city. Shenzhen deserves to have a giant team." After the first stage of the league, the three teams from Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou were promoted to the championship group and experienced a coaching change. In the end, he ranked fifth in Group A and entered the relegation group. Li Weifeng felt very sorry for this, "After spending so much money, did he get out of this ranking?"
As the champion of the year, Li Weifeng has reason to ask such questions. He said: "Someone always asks me what is the most memorable thing in my playing time. My answer is that in 2004, the Shenzhen team won the championship with arrears of wages. Our time All the players have a sense of loyalty. When the team owes wages, we can’t say to the outside world that we still have to play well. We’ve owed wages for eight months. We have left a heavy championship trophy for the city."
In Li Weifeng’s eyes, only money is not enough to build a giant team. “The team also needs to build its own culture and inheritance. Players must have a sense of belonging to the team and cannot regard themselves as one. Passing by in a hurry. In our era, the players placed their homes in Shenzhen, like Li Yi, Wang Hongwei, Chen Yongqiang, Xiang Jun, Li Fei and me. We all regarded Shenzhen as our home. When Trussier led the Shenzhen team The club also owes salaries. The team was so poor at that time, but the kids he brought with him played so much on the field. If Old Special had such good conditions then, I guess he could make the team play the game. Come."
在李伟峰眼中，只有钱还不足以组建一支庞大的团队。 “团队还需要建立自己的文化和传承。玩家必须具有对团队的归属感，不能将自己视为一个团队。匆匆路过。在我们这个时代，球员们像李毅，王宏伟，陈永强，项俊，李飞和我一样在深圳安家。我们都把深圳当作我们的家。当Trussier带领深圳队时，俱乐部也欠薪。当时的球队很穷，但是他带来的孩子们在球场上玩得那么多。如果Old Special具备如此良好的条件，那么我想他可以让球队发挥作用。来。”
In Shenzhen, there has always been a voice looking forward to the return of Li Weifeng, "It is a particularly good wish for me to return to Shenzhen, but it is not that it must be very important for me to come back. Can the club find the heroes who love deeply? Come, really do something for the team? Today, I especially hope to see the success of the relegation of my hometown team this season. I hope that the Shenzhen team will win the championship next season and achieve good results because my home is here."
After experiencing the failure of Tianhai’s transfer and the team’s dissolution, Li Weifeng regards this experience as a piece of life
Wealth, in the past tragic years, he knitted thorns into a crown.
In the future, Li Weifeng will continue to work in football. Whether he is a manager or a coach, he said that there is no conflict between the two and he can switch between the two roles. In his opinion, the temperament of a head coach determines the temperament of the team. If he leads the team again, the team will definitely be infused with an iron spirit that will never admit defeat.
Wang Hongwei, an old friend who works at the Evergrande Football School, specially rushed to the hotel to meet Li Weifeng and recount the old times. The two words Li Weifeng said the most to his brother was "let down". Not only did he let go of the "idol burden" on his body, he could live with him for years Chairman You Jian Mangen appeared in the small noodle restaurant, "Two people spent 79 yuan to eat a bowl of noodles." He also let go of those who had hurt him. He stood at a higher place than them, and could pay more. Yuyu looked at them with a good mood.
Li Weifeng has entered the age of no confusion. Today, he can afford it, put it down, can throw it, and pick it up. Although he has a fierce heart, he can also put down his body and sniff the rose. The worst thing he has experienced, the future will not be bad. Just like the German proverb: It's dark, so you can see the stars.