"I'm only thinking about the team and doing what the coach asks," he said. "Hopefully by doing that I can help my teammates to win matches," he added. Enditem
Ji recalled that as a national team member, she had a busy schedule between international duty and the league for four or five years. She felt it necessary to make some adjustments in these years.
Matthaeus has complained that the selections are no longer on merit as Loew is repeatedly ignoring long-serving figures such as Thomas Mueller, Mats Hummels, and Jerome Boateng.
Having to play friendlies to earn money is embarrassing in the Bayern chairman's mind. He also said Loew has been put in a bad situation as he has to address economic demands. Football has been reduced to marketing and profits, he added. Enditem
Daqing showed their great defense as they forced Tianjin to shoot just 27 of 78. Daqing player-coach Ji Yanyan was unstoppable, notching a game-high 43 points, also becoming the league's all-time leading scorer in the process.
Italy added another in the 30th minute when El Shaarawy found the net with the outside of his boot.
Zhang said that there were nine teams about 100 players altogether to compete for the championship against his team, "I really hope we can make it to the last minute. Fighting!"
"We didn't execute as we prepared for. Some players didn't respond well," rued Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca. Enditem
In Thursday's only other fixture, Athletico Paranaense were held to a goalless home draw by Ceara. Enditem
"I could not just rest on the plane as my players did, but distributed some time to analyze opponents' tactics. I was so tired then," Ji recalled.
Kosice and Nove Zamky are still waiting for their rosters to receive the green light by the health institution but a new team, Michalovce, has been benched for two rounds due to a coronavirus occurrence after playing the initial two rounds of Tipos Extraliga.