China's new national head coach, Wang Fei, has admitted there are problems in the team which only time can resolve. The side are one of China's gold medal hopes at December's Asian Games in Bangkok. Wang, a former Chinese international forward who retired after the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, took over the hot seat earlier this year and led the team to victory in the inaugural Asian Professional Men's Tournament, which ended last Sunday. Wang's new job is obviously not a comfortable one as China have been usurped by South Korea as Asia's leading basketball team. 'We have got quite a strong squad. 'There are a couple of new players and it is taking time for us to get to know each other,' said the 35-year-old Wang. 'We are facing a lot of problems, not just technically but also mentally. We have to work on our team spirit.' Wang has been under pressure as China look for their third Asian Games gold in a row. However, the South Koreans have risen quickly and beat China in last year's Asian Championships semi-finals in Saudi Arabia. The Koreans eventually lifted the title. Wang, however, is not disheartened. 'Any team can be dangerous in the Asian Games. 'We have to work hard to win the gold medal,' he said. Under Wang's leadership, veteran Gong Xiaobin has been recalled, while most of the regular players, including towering forward Wang Zhizhi, Ba Teer, Hu Weidong, Li Xiaoyong and Li Nan have been retained. Newcomers Zhang Wenqi and teenage centre Yao Ming, both from Shanghai, are the current focus of attention. Yao, 18, is currently training in the United States and it is rumoured that he will replace Wang Zhizhi as China's number one forward. China were well beaten in July's Goodwill Games in New York and Wang said they had to be better prepared for Bangkok. 'We played the strongest sides from Europe and America in the Goodwill Games,' Wang said. 'They are totally different from the Asian teams. 'We need to play more against Asians.'