The head coach of the Dalian team, Benitez, attended the pre-match press conference against Shijiazhuang Yongchang. He said: "Playing Shijiazhuang must reduce mistakes; Janisson's situation is still uncertain.
"Obviously, at a new stage, we are facing new challenges. We are now actively preparing for the next game. Of course, it is two games. The requirement is to go all out and do well in the first game. The game will not be so difficult."
"We also know that the opponent is a very good team, very well organized, and played very well in the first stage. So, this is destined to be a tough game."
"Janisson’s situation is quite special. This player has just gone through isolation, and now he is training with us. His training is very good, and it is more pleasant to get along with his teammates."
"But the specific situation needs to be seen, how much help and contribution he can make to us. Of course, we are still positive and optimistic."
"Of course, we will have a certain chance in every game, and we will also make mistakes and conceded goals. So this is a more difficult problem to solve."
"For us, we are doing this training every week and every day. I hope we can focus more on the court, control the game, and do better on both offense and defense."
"For a well-organized team like the other side, I hope that we will be patient enough on the court to reduce mistakes and not give the other side a chance to counterattack."
"We also know that the opponent has players with speed and ability in the frontcourt, so for us, we must improve our focus on the court, reduce errors, and don't give the opponent a chance.
"We demand this in every Chinese Super League game, to improve our focus, to play what we want, and to do both offensive and defensively."