Netease Sports reported on October 17:
At 19:35 on October 18th, Beijing time, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua vs. Shanghai in the second phase of the 2020 Chinese Super League
Cui Kangxi first introduced the team’s preparations: "This is a two-round match, and the first match to be played is also very important. The more such a derby match, the more important the experience of the veteran players can be reflected. There are a lot of experienced old players, I believe that their ability and experience can help us play this game well."
Speaking of the new foreign aid, Cui Kangxi said: "The two foreign aids did come from a strange place to a new environment, a new football-style league. Generally speaking, they worked very hard. They worked hard to adapt to the team. Serious training. After all, this is also an unfamiliar environment. If there is a chance, it will give them more opportunities and space to play, but there are still some problems that need to be solved." Regarding the team’s injury situation, Cui Kangxi said frankly that only Jin Xinyu was hurt alone.
Regarding SIPG’s strong foreign aid, Cui Kangxi talked about the response plan: “It is true that SIPG’s foreign aid is very capable and characteristic. We have also made some targeted preparations, but the most important thing is to do a good job of defense.”