Hong Kong’s Shanghai SIPG, who improved its squad with Uzbekistan international Odil Ahmedov, continuing on its second training camp in Doha, Qatar in order to prepare for the upcoming 2017 Champions League Play-Off match and Chinese Super league.
After the training sessions of Hong Kong’s team on Thursday, Uzbekistan National team captain talked to the Chinese Media about his impressions to play in CSL.
Ahmedov started his speech about the reasons for joining to the Hong Kong side "Boas is a very well-known excellent. And, it is good that this coach is working with your team. About the season of joining to Shanghai team that Boas hoped I can come to CSL and get the best results here" said Ahmedov.
He also said that from the first warm-up match and his teammates' strength is good enough. Similarly, he revealed language barriers between Uzbek and Chinese, and how to integrate into the team "At the beginning, everything can be more difficult, but fortunately there are specialized translators and also, the same football terminology can be used everywhere. Wu Lei, Yu Hai, Yan Junling; Hu Seoul who played me in Russian Premier League are also very familiar, so they help me to integrate into the team as soon as possible. "
During the interview, Ahmedov said about his goals must be achieved in Hong Kong team this year “As a player of Shanghai SIPG, I have my own goals to be achieved in this season and the other. It is to win every game in order to become the winner of each championship we will participate.”
At the end, centre-back player expressed his impressions about Shanghai city “Shanghai is a very big and beautiful city. I hope my family can come as soon as possible. I have three children and I always care about them. They are an important part of my life” finished his speech Odil Ahmedov.