Lippi's last domestic season as national coach

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-11-21 13:43
Marcello Lippi, head coach of China, reacts during the CFA Team China International Football Match 2018 between China and Palestine in Haikou, Hainan province, on Nov 20, 2018. It's the last match for Lippi to coach the Chinese national soccer team during the domestic season before the four-year contract he signed with the Chinese Football Association expires on Jan 31, 2019, at the end of the Asian Cup. [Photo/Xinhua]

China drew 1-1 against Palestine in their 2018 CFA Team China International Football match here on Tuesday night.

Marcello Lippi, the head coach of the Chinese national football team, said at the post-match press conference that his team failed to seize the opportunities during the match. "There are too many mistakes," he said. "But I didn't blame my team."

Lippi pointed out that it's almost the end of the domestic season and the players were exhausted both physically and mentally. "I don't think we should hold a negative attitude to this result," he said.

It was the last warm-up match for the Chinese team this year. They will start a 40-day training camp from December 1.

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