The girls had irregular training time during last semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But he played down Hashimoto's determination when asked if the pandemic could not be fully contained next year.
"I'm very happy to play a tough game with such wonderful shuttler. I was not cautious enough today and I felt nervous on some key points. But generally I think I performed well," said Chen.
Emerging stars such as Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, and the center backs like Niklas Suele (all Bayern) and Antonio Ruediger (Chelsea) need time to fill the gap caused by the changes.
It was Atletico's fourth win from six matches this campaign and lifted Jorge Sampaoli's side to third in the 20-team standings, four points behind leaders Internacional.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Tianjin Teda still failed to snatch a win in the Chinese Super League after they suffered their seventh consecutive loss in the ninth round after a 2-1 defeat to Chongqing Dangdai Lifan here on Sunday.
"It was full gas all the way today, from start to finish there were anxious moments," said Yates.
"We are able to come out from the darkness and to celebrate our return to the table. This is a moment of immense joy for all members of the international table tennis family," the Chinese table tennis legend noted.
The other match on Friday saw Shenzhen Jiazhaoye held Shanghai Shenhua to a 0-0 draw.
"I think we have to hold the Games at any cost," the five-time Olympian said. "I want to concentrate all our efforts on measures against the coronavirus."
"It was a good day for the team as some favourites from the GC lost time too," said Van Aert.