While club coaches, first of all, consider short-term success, Loew is speaking about his obligation to think in longer time-frames. Fan expectations might be similarly high.
TOKYO, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Japan's Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday that the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games should be held "at any cost," trying to clear all doubts amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and worries of policy change from a new government.
Llorente and Joao Tomas will give hope for another top-three finish, but with no new faces so far this summer, there is no reason to think that Atletico will mount a serious title campaign.
In an earlier match, Shenzhen edged defending champion Zhejiang 3-2, with both teams of similar strength showing their best from the very beginning.
The men's hammer throw was a battle between two Polish competitors, with Pawel Fajdek beating Wojciech Nowicki with his best of 79.81m. Alexandra Tavernier of France won the women's event after she threw 74.12m.
"I was playing well today," said Thiem. "I had a good plan for the match. He's very dangerous when he can dictate with his forehand. I was trying to avoid that. He also has very, very fast legs. I was trying to play my fastest tennis to keep him on the backhand, to not let him dictate with the forehand. I did that very well today."
In the 69th minute, the Shenzhen side got another scoring opportunity. However, Harold Preciado's close-range shot was saved by Shenhua goalkeeper Zeng Cheng, and then John Mary's follow-up header hit the woodwork once again.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Dia Saba contributed two goals and one assist as Guangzhou R&F beat Henan Jianye 3-1 in the 10th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday, ending their three-match losing streak.
Zhejiang then defended some honor with Huang Yuxiang overcoming Tan Zhendong 14-15, 11-6, 11-7, 11-6 in the men's singles, and Ni Bowen/Lv Rouhao beat Zhang Xinran/Chen Zirui 11-5, 11-2, 11-5 in the women's doubles.
BRATISLAVA, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- After losing to traditional rivals the Czech Republic 3-1 on Friday, Slovakia once again failed to win and dropped points after a 1-1 draw in Israel in UEFA Nations League Group B2.
Scotland now leads Group 2 with four points, with the Czechs second on three. Israel sit third with two points, with Slovakia bottom with only a single point gained over the first two matches. Enditem