Outbreak in adversity
Wu Lei broke the La Liga goal again and said “sad and happy”
Calmly shot, clenched his fists and roared, his name resounded throughout the home court of the Espanyol. He blew kisses and received congratulations from his teammates. His eyes were full of determination and perseverance. Wu Lei used his first La Liga goal in nearly two years. Help the team complete a lore.
In the 31st round of La Liga that ended in the early morning of April 11th, Beijing time, Espanyol defeated Celta 1-0 at home. Wu Lei came off the bench in the 66th minute. In the 89th minute, he completed this long-lost goal and helped the team complete a lore. After the game, Wu Lei was undisputedly elected the MVP of the game.
Prior to this, Wu Lei had not appeared on the bench for 13 times in La Liga this season, with a cumulative playing time of only 320 minutes, and no assists or goals. As a result, a discussion about Wu Lei’s La Liga career falling into a trough continues to unfold. “Sad and happy, thank you everyone!” This is the testimonial written by Wu Lei on his personal social platform after the game. The short eight words are sincere and sincere, and also tell the pressure he has endured in the past.
“I am very happy that my goal can help the team win. I am very grateful for everyone’s support for me. Whether it is good or bad, I hope that I can bring more help to the team in the future, and I hope that I can always support us. After the game, Wu Lei expressed his gratitude to the outside world through the official Spanish channel. He admitted that the days when the game time was relatively short in the past was a relatively difficult period for him, “But I have been training hard and never gave up, trying to grasp every opportunity. One chance.” Waiting on the bench for 13 rounds before he had another chance to play, he scored again in La Liga after nearly two years, and broke his 118-day scoring drought. The ball goes back to the King’s Cup last December. The wait is always long, and not everyone can stand the long wait and hardships, but fortunately, all the efforts made by Wu Lei have paid off once again.
After experiencing such an inspiring game, Wu Lei did not talk too much about the adversity he has experienced in the past. He said that the most important thing is that scoring goals can help the team win. After this victory, the Spanish team’s points increased to 39 points, ranking 11th in the standings. Remaining in La Liga is Espanyol’s first goal of the season. “Now this score will be a better mentality for our entire team, but our goal is more than that. We hope that we can achieve more victories in the following games, and strive for the higher the ranking, the better.”
The team’s position in the standings has been further consolidated. As the head coach, Vicente Moreno is naturally happy. When he talked about Wu Lei’s performance after the game, he expressed his happiness for him, “Faced with our request for him Everything he did, Wu Lei faced it very well, and he always persevered. We are happy for this, and he deserves it.” Before this game, Vicente Moreno once said that Wu Lei can do it. Contribute to the team.
In this season when he did not become the main player of the team, Wu Lei could only persevere silently for a long time. Only by redoubled his efforts would he be able to touch the opportunity, even if it was only a short 20-minute bench time. However, the night just passed proved that these 20 minutes were enough for Wu Lei to shine. Even the Spanish media were full of praise for the Chinese player after the game, and at the same time they were more optimistic about the Spaniards completing their relegation task. “Daily Sports Daily” gave the title of “Wu Lei Saves Espanyol”, and the article wrote: “After scoring the first goal of the league this season, Wu Lei broke out and he celebrated wildly.” “World The Sports Daily even said that Wu Lei succeeded De Thomas and became the hero this afternoon (local time), calling his lore goal a “golden goal”. “Marca” said that “Wu Lei kept the Spaniards calm”.
This outbreak of adversity is not accidental. Whether this 3-point goal can change Wu Lei’s position in the team remains to be seen in the future, but this goal can become Wu Lei’s countercurrent in adversity. The important opportunity to go up, returning to calm after cheering, and Wu Lei continuing to stick to this stage full of challenges and tempering, is the greatest significance.
Text / reporter Wang Fan