Having given a second chance as a World Cup-winning coach two years ago, Loew is struggling in his attempt to keep his reputation. "We need to be able to play at least two different systems, that's why we stick to the plan to implement a chain of three in the back," Loew replies.
A participant takes part in the Water Sports Festival in the Dal Lake in Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Oct. 9, 2020. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)
Boasting a balanced roster, Heilongjiang advanced to the playoffs in Ji's first season as the coach, which surprised her a lot.
"The players are finding their rhythm on the field, but they have yet to hit their best form to ensure a victory over South Korea next February," he said. "They need to further improve their techniques, coordination and tactics."
In a finely balanced match, where the two teams saw the biggest lead of eight points, Ji missed a buzzer-beating three-pointer that could have secured Daqing's win in regulation time.
"Coutinho playing inside [left] was a modification," Tite said. "Firmino today was not the Firmino that plays for Liverpool. He was playing on the last line without trying to be involved all the time. That put him in a position to take his opportunities when they came. He scored two goals and could have had two more. It shows that we have players that can adapt depending on the situation." Enditem
Ji scored eight points in the first quarter, leading Daqing to a 6-0 run, but Tianjin managed a 15-14 lead after a defense-driven quarter.
"I am taking it year by year and we have just started a new season: I hope I can last a long time in the national team," he commented.
"Now is an opportune time for me to cement my place. I always say that it's important to feel the responsibility of playing for the national team but that shouldn't be overshadowed by pride. Otherwise the burden can become too much.
Caio Alexandre slotted in the visitors' second goal after Kanu's deft chip over Sport's defence left him face-to-face with Polli.
Currently, only national events are included in the calendar of the Polish Speed Skating Federation. On October 28-31 the speed skaters from the long track will compete in the Ice Arena in Tomaszow Mazowiecki in the Polish long-distance championship. Enditem