"The relationship with the players is excellent, it is important to have a dialogue with them," the 41-year old added.
Bakambu (C) of Beijing Sinobo Guoan vies for the ball during the 13th round match between Shanghai SIPG and Beijing Sinobo Guoan at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 25, 2020. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)
About 10 minutes later, Chongqing enlarged the lead as Brazilian forward Fernandinho Silva cut in from the left, assisting his fellow peer Alan Kardec to make it 2-0 in the first half.
Andre Villas-Boas' side beat PSG 1-0 last Sunday, ending a nine-year winless run against the old rivals, but suffered a bitter 2-0 defeat to St-Etienne on Thursday.
"You deserved a farewell befitting who you are: one of the most important players in the history of the club, achieving great things for the team and on an individual level," commented Messi on social media.
Madrid is likely to control most of the game, but Zidane needs wide forwards Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr to turn control into goals.
It was Suarez's move to Atletico Madrid this week that led to Lionel Messi writing a 'goodbye' letter to his friend in which he accused Barca's directors of 'throwing out' Suarez, adding that "nothing surprised him". All this comes after Messi's failed attempt to leave Barcelona himself this summer, which ended with him accusing club president Josep Maria Bartomeu of going back on his word.
Arsenal continued their winning start to the season with goals from Alexandre Lacazette and young striker Eddie Nketiah, who scored the winner five minutes from time after Michail Antonio had equalized for West Ham just before the break.
"I've just learned how to deal with those types of things, to not take it too seriously and not to take it too much to heart," he said.
Other measures include the reduction of stakeholder personnel attending the Games by 10 to 15 percent, streamlining transport services, adjusting spectator activities at competition venues and hosting a number of pre-Games meetings online.
However, apart from pride and joy, other topics are seemingly keeping the Bavarian's coach Hansi Flick's mind busy. The 55-year-old is turning his thoughts to future challenges.