On September 23, Beijing time, the "Worker's Daily" published a commentary article, the media believed that naturalization is difficult to solve the fault of Chinese football.
"Workers Daily" reported: With the adoption and introduction of this new FIFA regulation, the topic of "naturalization" of players in domestic football has heated up again. Approvers believe that this new rule will help narrow the gap between the national football team and the Asian powers as soon as possible, and have the opportunity to enter the World Cup and other international competitions. Opponents believe that "naturalized" players lack a sense of culture and national identity, which is an expression of eagerness for quick success and difficulty in promoting the substantial improvement of Chinese football.
"Worker Daily" also borrowed the examples of Qatar and Japan to illustrate, "After the two countries used'naturalized' players to promote the strength of their national teams in the early stage, they both chose to return to the youth training and embarked on the comprehensive construction and consolidation of their national football youth training. System of football development path."
The media also quoted industry insiders who said in an interview that “naturalization” of players is by no means the fundamental way to solve the chronic problems of Chinese football’s long-term backwardness. “The naturalization policy is only a stopgap measure, and is a special way to supplement the shortcomings of the national team in the short term. Means are not a long-term mechanism suitable for large-scale adoption. Constantly building and perfecting a youth training and competition system suitable for the actual development of Chinese football, and effectively making up for the talent gap, are the'cheats' for the sustainable development of Chinese football."