How much can a badminton match burn? Not long ago, the Sudirman Cup gave the answer.
China Badminton Team defeated Japan 3-2 in the semi-final in the Sudirman Cup World Badminton Mixed Team Championship in 2023 (hereinafter referred to as "Su Cup"), and then defeated South Korea 3-0 in the final to achieve the "three consecutive championships" of Su Cup.
The China badminton team fought for seven hours in the game of reversing the Japanese victory, and finally achieved a comeback, which is legendary. Relevant insiders told China Newsweek that this was a "great reversal" example that could be recorded in the history of China badminton team.
Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan, who witnessed this reversal and finally won the championship together with the China Badminton Team, have returned to Chengdu Shuangliu Table Tennis and Badminton Base and started preparing for the Hangzhou Asian Games.
After training, they recalled the trip to China Newsweek.
Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan helped Guoyu advance to the final of the Soviet Cup. Photo/Zhongxin Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Bo
Try again 100 times, and you may not win.
May 20th is the semi-final day of the Soviet Cup, and the China badminton team will face the old rival Japanese team.
In the first match of that day, the China Badminton Team did not send Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong, who ranked first in the world, but Feng Yanzhe/Huang Dongping, who ranked seventh in the world. Because "IELTS Team" used too much physical energy to beat Indonesian team hard before, but Feng Yanzhe/Huang Dongping met Japanese team Yamashita Gongping/Shinohara Cailiu twice, and both won.
Contrary to expectations, Feng Yanzhe/Huang Dongping failed to beat their opponents as expected to continue their record of total victory, and the total score of China badminton team fell behind 0-1.
In the subsequent men’s singles competition, Shi Yuqi, ranked tenth in the world, played against Nara Okada, ranked third in the world. Shi Yuqi reversed the victory and tied the total score of both sides to 1-1.
In the women’s singles competition, Chen Yufei, the world’s fourth Tokyo Olympic champion, lost to Akane Yamaguchi, the world’s number one, and China’s total score was 1-2 behind Japan.
In the next men’s doubles competition, Liu Yuchen and Ou Xuanyi, the men’s doubles team, were once pushed to the edge of the cliff. They fell behind at 16:20 in the deciding game, and if they lost another point, they would lose the men’s doubles point, while the Chinese national badminton team would also stop the semi-final with a big score of 1-3 and miss the Su Cup championship.
Many spectators at the scene began to leave, thinking that the fate of China’s semi-final exit could not be rewritten. Many viewers in front of the TV also turned off the TV.
The commentator said at that time: "China is facing four match points when the whole team is out! Will miracles happen? We are waiting for a miracle. "
The combination of Liu Yuchen and Ou Xuanyi was reversed. Photo/Zhongxin Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Bo
Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan clearly remember that Liu Yuchen/Ou Yiyi said to himself before playing: "We will win this point and then let you play."
But when they saw their opponents holding four match points, Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan began to feel complicated and tangled.
"We are very unwilling. We really hope that our teammates can create miracles, but according to the normal situation, we have a hunch that it is difficult to catch up." Chen Qingchen said that he and Jia Yifan were really ready to take the racket back into the bag.
But then, the miracle that Honggang expected really appeared.
The Japanese team only needed one more point to advance, and returned the ball out of bounds three times in a row, so that the Liu Yuchen/Ou Weiyi team scored three points in a row. With the score approaching, Liu Yuchen/Ou Weiyi also completely let go of their hands and feet. They fought more and more bravely and scored 3 points, completing a magical reversal on 22-20.
Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan really came out, and helped the China badminton team finally win.
In the semi-final, the China badminton team played for nearly seven hours before defeating the Japanese team, and in the final, it took three and a half hours to win the championship from the Korean team.
"After the game, everyone resumed and thought that if we played the game against Japan 100 times again, we might not win, but now we won!" Jia Yifan told China Newsweek that in his national team career, there have been many thrilling games in the past, but there has never been a game like this one in which teammates "pulled back" the fate of the team when they were so far behind.
"In fact, we are also very sober. This Su Cup is the first stop of the Paris Olympic Games. It is very exciting to win the championship, but we still have to start from scratch. We also hope that all our teammates can realize their highest dreams in the Paris Olympic Games." This is Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan’s voice.
Su cup can’t be lost.
In Chen Qingchen’s view, the reason why the China badminton team can withstand such pressure is to start from the preparation before the Su Cup.
This year, the Su Cup was held in Suzhou, China, which was the first badminton world competition held in China in three years after the international sports events returned to normal order. Zhang Jun, chairman of China Badminton Association, gave the whole team a "vaccination" at the preparatory meeting of the Su Cup: "The pressure of this competition will definitely be great, and all players and coaches should try their best to eliminate interference and concentrate on the field."
Chen Qingchen recalled: "At the end of April, we also participated in the Asian Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. From the end of the Asian Championship to the opening of the Su Cup, it is less than two weeks, about 10 days of preparation. Under normal circumstances, players should adjust for a few days after the end of the last race, but in order to prepare for the Su Cup, almost everyone did not adjust, so they directly went into the Su Cup to prepare for the war. "
Jia Yifan thinks that the Soviet Cup is different from the Tokyo Olympic Games. "In the Tokyo Olympic Games, Chen Qingchen and I didn’t win the gold medal in the women’s doubles, but in our opinion, it is also a good result to try our best to win the silver medal. We didn’t lose anything. The Su Cup is different. The China Badminton Team has been the champion for a long time, and we were once a member of the previous Su Cup champion team. If we lose, the final feeling is that we once had it, but this time we lost it in our hands. "
In May 1987, the Board of Directors of the International Badminton Federation was held in Beijing, at which it was decided to set up the World Badminton Mixed Team Championship from 1989. In memory of Dick Su Diman, the founder of Indonesian Badminton Association and former vice president of International Badminton Federation, and to thank him for his contribution to the world badminton, the champion cup of this competition was named "Sudirman Cup".
Since the 4th Sudirman Cup in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1995, China has shown a strong dominance in the Su Cup. Counting this championship, China won 13 championships, including one for four consecutive championships, one for six consecutive championships and one for three consecutive championships.
In the memory of Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan, I lost the Su Cup on the Australian Gold Coast in 2017 and failed to achieve seven consecutive championships, which is always my own heart.
Chen Qingchen/Jia Yifan fought in the Su Cup. Photo/Zhongxin Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Bo
In Chen Qingchen’s view, the Su Cup can be reversed and finally won, which is the result of the failure and the experience and promotion of all the national badminton players over the years. "Numerous large and small events in the middle have enabled this team to accumulate more experience, which has also improved everyone’s experience and pressure."
After the match against the Japanese team, Jia Yifan watched the video of the men’s doubles chasing points at the last minute. "I see the slow motion captured by the camera, and I feel that there is a blaze in the eyes of Liu Yuchen and Ou Xuanyi, which is a state of selflessness. In that state, both of them will no longer pay attention to the score, nor will they think about the consequences if the China badminton team loses at home and loses the championship. At that moment, they certainly don’t have any other thoughts. Therefore, we must also do it without distractions to win. "
In addition, the relationship of unity, trust and mutual tolerance among teammates of the national team is also the "password" for the national team to achieve a great reversal.
"Every round of the Sudirman Cup team competition is a three-win system of five games. Regardless of the semi-finals and finals, the opponents are also very high-ranking and very powerful opponents, which means that there may indeed be losses and wins during the competition. After all, no one dares to clap his chest and say that the China team can beat their opponents 3-0 every game, so there will be a fault tolerance rate in such a game. " Chen Qingchen told China Newsweek.
"Like Yu Fei and Dong Ping, although we didn’t get points in the semi-final, the feelings between us are very good, and it is impossible to complain about the teammates who lost points. On the contrary, we will try our best to forget the previous results, try our best to make up for our teammates and regain the advantage for the team. This time, some of them lost points, and we came to the top. Then next time, it may be that we lost points and they came to the top. "
She laughed when my hands and feet were cold.
According to official public data, the box office of this Su Cup is about 30 million yuan, and Guoyu fans have a huge momentum. Jia Yifan revealed: "We started from the hotel to participate in the competition, or returned to the hotel after the competition, and fans always called our names at the door of the hotel. Many fans and friends gave me private messages and rushed to grab tickets, saying that they would spend huge sums of money to watch our game … "
The cheering of fans, the concern of family members and the expectation of the media have invisibly put more pressure on the athletes. The nature of the Sudirman Cup team competition also makes it easy for every athlete to bear the burden of "wanting to win and being afraid of losing", fearing that his poor performance will drag down the team and be accused of "pulling his legs" by the outside world.
Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan both said that they were under great pressure before the game.
"From the first day I came to Suzhou, I was in a tight state until Chen Yufei won the championship with the last ball landing team in the final, and I felt relieved from the pressure." Chen Qingchen recalled.
In Jia Yifan’s eyes, partner Chen Qingchen is a person with a strong sense of national honor and collective honor. She revealed that during the more than 10 days of preparation for the Sudirman Cup, Chen Qingchen was really pressured by "only winning but not losing" and had too many tears.
"She is not satisfied with the quality of training, crying; Poor sleep quality, crying; Thinking that the game is 2-2 may not be able to stand the pressure, or cry. " In the face of Jia Yifan, whose partner is under pressure and is the team’s happy fruit, there is no good way.
"The women’s doubles match was scheduled for the last game. Our performance may determine whether the team can move on and decide the ownership of the champion. If we don’t perform well, no one can remedy it later, so we are really afraid of dragging our feet on this group. " Chen Qingchen said. "I always put pressure on myself like this, and the effect may not be good, but as Jia Yifan said, I made the difficulty to the extreme before the game, and I didn’t think it was difficult when I encountered difficulties again in the real game."
Compared with Chen Qingchen, Jia Yifan chose another way to go out for a walk. "I wanted to find a bookstore to visit, but I ended up in a lottery shop. 30 yuan had a scratch, and I scraped out 300 yuan." Jia Yifan was in a good mood in an instant, and his training state increased greatly.
Chen Qingchen also felt "beaming" emotionally. She also listened to Jia Yifan’s suggestion, went to the bookstore to buy a book and went back to the dormitory to read it. Her mood was much calmer and she completed the final stage of high-quality preparation.
Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan often observe teammates such as Chen Yufei and Shi Yuqi. Before the big game, teammates were struggling together.
Jia Yifan observed very carefully. "You see Chen Yufei, even if she won the Olympic champion, she is also in a state of pressure to prepare for the competition. She is also a person who encounters adversity, doubt and pressure, and her emotions will be written on her face, but she is always full of fighting spirit to meet the next challenge and eager to prove herself. The same is true for Shi Yuqi. When preparing for the Su Cup, I watched him turn back and sprint with the young players to practice his physical fitness. Young athletes are very aggressive, but Shi Yuqi will always benchmark a performance goal and practice until he wins. "
Chen Yufei and Shi Yuqi fought in the Su Cup. Photo/Zhongxin Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Bo
"In fact, my teammates and I may encounter some emotional ups and downs. At first, as teammates, they may not ask directly, but everyone has a high emotional intelligence, and they will find an opportunity to give some comfort and encouragement with some’ tips’ to help each other decompress. In fact, there are many such small things in the team. Often these encouragements are all about seeing the truth in the details, which is very warm. " Chen Qingchen said.
Jia Yifan told China Newsweek: "We are finally going to play the Japanese game. The experienced physical fitness coach urgently asked us to warm up by turning back. All the teammates came to high-five us one by one, and I was nervous at that time. "
"Just when my hands and feet were cold, I saw Chen Qingchen laughing and laughing. She said let me try it, so that I could relax." Jia Yifan said.
Author: Ye Everest
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, April 2 nd: Building culture and cultivating the future
-thinking behind baseball’s "out of the circle"
Xinhua News Agency reporter Wu Junkuan
At the end of 2020, a documentary film with baseball as the theme "Great! Teenager has made this slightly "niche" sport in China a success.
A juvenile baseball team composed of left-behind children has realized the change of life situation through sports. Their inspirational stories of swinging against the wind and challenging their fate not only won the film the Best Documentary Feature Film Award at the FIRST Youth Film Exhibition, but also made many people really know baseball for the first time through the big screen, and then became interested in it.
Behind this successful "out-of-the-loop" case is the accumulation of countless China baseball players who have devoted themselves to popularizing popular projects. The title of the film represents the "great" and "juvenile" of the project culture, and also outlines the key words for the future development of baseball in China.
You may not know the rules of the baseball game, but you have seen the scene of this sport in Japanese comics or film and television works. At worst, I have seen baseball caps and players struggling to swing their bats. Baseball caps and bats can be said to be the most basic cultural labels of this sport.
Culture comes first and popularization lags behind, which is the present situation of baseball in most parts of China. It may seem awkward to many people, but in the eyes of Qi Dong, managing director of Major League Baseball (MLB) in China, this "upside down" is just an opportunity for baseball development.
"It is true that baseball is not as popular as some other sports now, but I don’t think it is a minority project. Because many people know baseball, but the sport itself has not been popularized. What we have to do is to unite all the forces that can be United and constantly transmit the content and culture of baseball. " Qi Dong said in an interview recently.
According to Qi Dong, in recent years, one of MLB’s main tasks in China is to continuously build project culture and influence through "going out of the circle" and "breaking the wall". In addition to participating as a strategic partner in the movie "Great! In addition to Teenagers, MLB China also successfully tried to break the wall last year, and cooperated with the popular IP "Under One Man" to form a "alien baseball team" in the second yuan and released a publicity video. It is precisely because of these attempts that I have tasted the sweetness. MLB China’s copyright cooperation, which began in the 2021 season, moved from Tencent Sports to Tencent Video, and joined hands with Oriental Pearl New Media under Shanghai Wenguang, which took a fancy to the entertainment attributes of the two partners.
In 2020, MLB China launched the original studio, and the total broadcast volume of original content exceeded 100 million. More original content authors will be supported in 2021. Children like baseball short video player and Xu Jiacheng, who has nearly 50,000 fans, have been shortlisted for the Creative Talent Camp and will receive support from content materials and funds.
Attracting the attention of teenagers as much as possible is the meaning of this series of questions of "going out of the circle" and "breaking the wall"
Coincidentally, the Chinese Baseball Association also saw the importance of building a project culture. Last year, the China Baseball Association, as a guiding unit, joined hands with People’s Baseball to launch a large-scale documentary "Baseball in China-A Guide to Faith" to tell the baseball story of China people.
In addition, the China Baseball Association also held an online interactive activity of "Baseball Network Talent Show" during the epidemic period, which showed the technical charm and cultural connotation of baseball in the form of social media challenges that young people loved. Not long ago, the China Baseball Association set up a committee for elite athletes to give full play to the power of role models and attract more young people’s attention.
It has become the consensus of China baseball people from all walks of life to create a baseball culture and help popularize the project.
The development of sports cannot be separated from the support of the participants. Two years ago, MLB released the White Paper on Baseball Population in China in 2019, which showed that by 2019, the overall size of baseball population in China was about 41 million, with 21 million active people. Among the active people, people who participate in sports account for 40.0%.
Whether a sport can enter the campus and approach teenagers determines whether there will be more and more participants. After the project temporarily left the Olympic Games in 2008, the China Baseball Association began to devote more energy to popularization and promotion, focusing on strengthening youth training and promoting the project into the campus, and achieved remarkable results.
In recent years, youth baseball has developed rapidly. With the construction of U-series tournament system as a lever, the youth competitions of U10, U12, U15, U18 and other age groups have expanded from the national championship to the national championship and the national open, and the scale of participation has tripled, with nearly 700 teams participating each year.
According to the plan of China Baseball Association, the development of youth baseball in the next five years will build a multi-channel and multi-form baseball talent training mechanism based on campus, build more traditional schools and youth sports clubs, let more young students participate in baseball, and consolidate the talent base for baseball development. In the Medium-and Long-Term Development Plan of China Baseball Industry (Draft for Comment), a specific goal is set-to strive to reach 3,000 schools to carry out baseball by 2025.
In November, 2020, the China Baseball Association also reached a cooperation with MLB on the project of baseball public welfare class entering the campus. At present, the project has landed in primary and secondary schools in Wuxi, Shanghai, Beijing and other places. The two sides will work together to bring baseball public welfare classes to more parts of the country, jointly promote the popularization of baseball campuses, and organize a wealth of event exchange activities on this basis, so that children can enhance their fun through competitions and continue to grow and progress.
Qi Dong said that four to six cities have been arranged for baseball public welfare classes to enter the campus this year. "Our goal is to hope that more and more children will feel the fun and charm of baseball at the physical education class."
"The main purpose of this project is to let more children know at least what baseball is, how to run, jump and throw it, how to know that it is a team sport, how to use their brains, how to be resourceful and so on through physical education class. These all allow children to exercise, both physically and mentally. " Qi Dong said, "If all primary schools in the country have baseball in physical education class, then baseball will be really popular in China, and the development of baseball in the future will be very broad."
In the hot summer, the red star is passionate. On the occasion of the "August 1st Army Day", the "August 1st Cup" basketball friendly match jointly organized by Shenzhen Futian District People’s Armed Forces Department and District Veterans Affairs Bureau kicked off in the basketball court of Futian District People’s Armed Forces Department. The leaders of the District People’s Armed Forces Department delivered a speech for the competition, and the leaders of the District Veterans Affairs Bureau announced the opening of the competition. A total of 12 teams participated in the competition, which will last until August 15th.
In the competition, the players competed on the same stage in the spirit of "friendship first, competition second", cooperated with each other, struggled hard and fought against the fierceness, which not only showed their style and level, but also showed the rich relationship between the army and the people. The audience present cheered loudly for the players one after another, and the atmosphere was very warm.
This basketball friendly match has set up a platform for mutual understanding, mutual exchange, mutual learning and joint development between the military and the land. It is not only a contest of skills between the military and the land, but also an emotional communication, which has deepened the friendship between the military and the land, and achieved the purpose of strengthening physical fitness, strengthening joint construction and common development.
It is understood that Futian District has a profound tradition of double support and co-construction, and has been rated as "Guangdong Double Support Model Zone" for seven times in a row, forming a double support brand with Futian characteristics. The military and the people share the same breath, share the same destiny and unite as one heart, and promote the double support work in the jurisdiction to a new level.
Editor: Xu Xiaojuan
National Defense Times News Center firstname.lastname@example.org
On August 5th, Beijing time, the China men’s basketball team beat Cape Verde 86-66 in the first game of the Trentino Cup to advance to the final, and will compete against the Italian team on August 6th. Li Kaier didn’t appear in the first game. He said in an interview with CCTV that he would join the first show in the final (August 6). Some China fans went out to watch the photos of the China men’s basketball team and took photos with a group of national men’s basketball players, including photos with Li Kaier on the sidelines.
Li Kaier completed naturalization at the end of July, and then went to Slovenia to meet the China men’s basketball team. It’s just that Li Kaier didn’t play in the previous warm-up match with Egypt or Cape Verde, and he will make his debut against Italy.
Li Kaier’s mother and wife, both of whom have already flown to Italy, naturally want to witness Li Kaier’s joining debut. However, in the face of the weak Cape Verde team, Joljevic did not send Likel to play, but against the strong host Italy, which became his best opportunity to make his debut.
Li Kaier himself also exposed the training video through social media, and wrote: "Ready to debut, looking forward to the first battle." Li Kaier’s meaning has been quite understood. His first show will be against Italy. "I will play tomorrow, and I am very excited about it!"
Some China fans had already gone to the scene to watch the China men’s basketball team beat Cape Verde by 20 points, and also took a series of photos with China men’s basketball players, including a photo with Li Kaier on the sidelines.
The fan also wrote through social media: "The changes brought by Qiao Shuai are visible to the naked eye. Xiao Cui played really well today, and Zhang Zhenlin completely pushed up the front line. China team cattle. "
Declan Rice (West Ham United) proved himself to be the next generation of English midfielders in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in 2022, and his performance was limitless.
After joining the West Ham senior team in the 2016-17 season, Rice steadily gained opportunities, playing more than 30 games each season and starting 34 league games in the 2018-19 season. This season, he scored 3 goals and assisted once in 35 games. If you play the remaining two games, that means you will only miss one game.
As we all know, West Ham United has set a transfer fee of at least 100 million pounds (about 166.3 billion won) for Rice, because he knows the interests of many clubs. It is a kind of confidence to recruit people if you have money.
The British online media "Inside Football" reported an interesting situation on the 18th (Korean time) citing exclusive news. "Arsenal are trying to bid 85 million pounds (141.4 billion won) for Rice," he said. Rice, who signed a contract with West Ham United until June 2024, knows very well that this summer is a good time to leave. So is West Ham. It plans to improve its competitiveness by raising the amount of 16 million pounds (about 26.6 billion won) higher than the market price.
In addition to Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Juventus, Real Madrid and other big clubs have also been the targets of rumors, and Bayern Munich, which recently appointed Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel, has also shown interest in Rice. .
Simple and clear. It is said that tuchel overestimated Rice’s ability and asked the management to bet that he must be present during the team reorganization. It means that Rice’s combat effectiveness and the ability to attack and defend are enough.
Considering that Arsenal will play in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) next season, coach mikel arteta is trying to recruit Rice. Rice lived up to her name in the first and second rounds of the Champions League semi-final against Alkmar, which set off transfer rumors.
Rice, who can choose teams, is on the rise. In this transfer market, fate seems to depend on who catches it.
In the 33rd round of the Bundesliga, Bayern’s first match was reversed by Leipzig 1-3, and the prospect of winning the championship was not optimistic. If Dortmund wins, it will overtake Bayern and lead the Bundesliga by 2 points.
After losing this game, Bayern scored only 68 points in 33 rounds of Bundesliga this season, which is their lowest score in the same period in the past 11 years.
Now the opportunity has come to Dortmund’s side. Dortmund made a mistake before, and now he is holding back his strength. And now the state is in good shape, and there are enough people in all positions. This is also the closest time for the old rocket to the salad plate.
In this game, everyone knows that Leipzig is desperate, but only the Bayern team doesn’t know that the spirits of the two sides are completely different in the whole game.
Compare the positive degree of both sides, and then look at Bayern under Heynckes and Frick. Whether they are ahead or behind, they are all fighting one by one. Now?
1-3！ Bayern’s third-line collapse? The change of coach at the cold feet made the bitter fruit, and Na Shuai smiled. Before the coaching change, he lost three games, and after the coaching change, he drew two games and lost three games. When tuchel came, he also vowed to win the three championships, only to lose the German Cup in a few days.
When nagel Osman was here, at least three championships were very promising, and the odds of winning the Champions League even tied with Manchester City for the first place. It’s really amazing that tuchel can fight from the third line and bring it to nothing.
Looking back now, it was really unwise to change coaches at the beginning. As a result of this year, the whole club has problems from top to bottom, and no one wants to run away, but the management has a bigger problem.
Even the head coach who can lose the Bundesliga championship can still enter the new season. Bayern executives really have to seriously evaluate it. At least see if tuchel shows anything that can change the team’s ability? Don’t want to do it or can’t do it? Two months, nothing new and nothing changed. Can a center really solve all the problems?
Now Bayern doesn’t have a big center, but does nagel Mann? No, it’s the same. The three lines go hand in hand.
It is obvious that the top management changed coaches at the last moment for their own face. It is wise to change coaches at the end of this season. It is the last node of the season to change coaches, that is, to find trouble for themselves, and the results were not bad at that time.
I don’t know if Kahn has any problems, but Sally has a big problem. For so many years, I have never really strengthened the team.
The six-time champion signed a contract the summer before, and after winning the six-time champion, he fought infighting with Frick on the backhand. Backhand sent away Alaba and boateng, and abolished Frick’s main players.
After so many years, the replacement of the two wings has not been solved, and the players who signed for themselves at a high salary have been arbitrarily paid, and now the salary structure in the team has exploded.
Let Lewan go and sign a horse to fool the fans. I tried to force Neuer into the palace before, but now a lot of people have been signed in the defence, but now it’s really defensible. Professional ability is not good, playing politics and demagoguing people is something he understands. Only four big losses can punish the arrogance of dismissing the head coach in Bayern’s three-line championship competition.
Live on March 12, according to the report of Il Tempo, Rome has raised its offer to renew smolin’s contract, and the current annual salary for renewal is the same as that of the existing contract.
Roma don’t want to lose smolin, and his contract will expire at the end of the season. According to "Il Tempo", Rome has sent an important signal that they have raised their previous offer for renewal.
Rome has offered a two-year contract before, but the annual salary is lower than the current 3.5 million euros.
Considering that the player wants to stay, Roma decided to offer a two-year contract at the current annual salary, and the bonus is very easy to get.
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