SIPG's penalty kick eliminated Shenhua and locked in the top four in the league. "Shangguan News" wrote that although SIPG eventually advanced, Pereira lost to Cui Kangxi in the two rounds of strategic competition.
The Shanghai Derby's two battles showed that Pereira's on-the-spot command line was insufficient, which was slightly overwhelming. In the first round, he did not expect Shenhua to play "negatively". Pereira underestimated Cui Kangxi's low profile. Although SIPG took the initiative, there were not many opportunities to break. In the second round, Pereira did not expect Shenhua. Playing so "aggressively", attacking vigorously after the opening, and supplemented by a fierce high position to force interception and strangulation, this is not enough pertinence in anticipation. Although Pereira is an excellent coach, he was slightly "slow" in adapting to the special format of the second stage of the Super League.
In terms of on-the-spot command, Pereira played the best card in the first round. The backhand was slightly insufficient, the tactical organization was not changed enough, and the situation was delayed. Pereira’s on-site command was too modular and changed too much. less. In the second round, the early replacement of Anau was questionable, which weakened the deterrence of the frontcourt and also lowered the height of the defensive line for header clearance.
Cui Kangxi was obviously better in on-the-spot command. In the first round, he kept changing players to ensure the physical fitness of the players on the field. In the second round, the appearance of two Ecuadorian foreign aids and Sun Shilin helped Shenhua equalize the score. 70 minutes were spent. 5 substitutions, this is Cui Kangxi's courage, but also a continuation of targeted tactics.
Pereira also achieved self-correction in the second half. First, he returned to the familiar midfielder position for Mai Tijiang, and replaced Yu Rui in response to Shenhua's header bombing. The most commendable is that the 4 guards became 5 guards, which restricted Shenhua's high ball offense.
Finally, "Shangguan News" stated that Pereira can learn a lesson from Cui Kangxi and have more coping methods when facing strong teams later.