Interview: Hiddink starts "impossible" Chinese dream on familiar ground
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
By Jesse Wieten
HOENDEROO, The Netherlands, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Veteran Dutch coach Guus Hiddink began a long journey with China U-21 in the Netherlands this week, with the ambitious goal of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
In the middle of the Veluwe woods near Hoenderloo, a small village in the central province of Gelderland, the sounds of birds singing, acorns dropping, and football training can be heard. Players scream for the ball, and coaches give comments and advice.