The pre-season has helped clear up some issues at Real Madrid, with Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon in London ahead of their planned moves to Tottenham Hotspur, while Brahim Diaz has joined AC Milan on loan.
"We face the world's best team, and you can say it is one of the hardest games you can start with. But still, it's a game, and this gives you the chance to achieve some points," the striker told Xinhua in an interview.
In a statement, the Beijing Ducks said the club had kept good communication with Lin and relevant parties, and had reached an agreement to extend Lin's contract before the California-born star's decision to leave.
Despite several setbacks over the past few months, the 25-year-old is optimistic about turning things around wearing the shirt of Schalke 04, when facing 2020 treble-winning Bayern Munich in the 2020/2021 Bundesliga season opener this Friday evening.
However, the return of Zinedine Zidane saw Marcelo return to favor and the signing of Ferland Mendy in 2019 saw Reguilon loaned to Sevilla (who are now coached by former Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui), where he played 38 times and scored three goals as Sevilla finished fourth in La Liga and won the Europa League for the sixth time in the club's history.
"I just came back from the training camp of the national team and everything is so familiar to me," said the 20-year-old side hitter, who helped China claim the World Cup title a year ago in Japan. "I will work with my teammates and get well prepared for the upcoming games."
TEHRAN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Frenchman Patrice Carteron has been appointed as the new head coach of Saudi Arabia's Al-Taawoun FC ahead of Matchday 4 of the 2020 AFC Champions League (ACL) against Iran's Persepolis, Tasnim news agency reported.
The top four teams at the end of the qualifying tournament - in which teams play each other twice on a home-and-away basis - will automatically earn a World Cup berth. The fifth-ranked side will advance to a two-legged intercontinental playoff.
The prolific Norwegian striker had another chance later but defender Nico Elvedi blocked his effort.
The Iranian Blues are scheduled to play Al Shorta on Sunday at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha in Group A of the 2020 AFC Champions League. Enditem
"Now, all aerobics students are focused on the moves in front of me," Guo said, adding that over 160 of her students have gone to college on aerobics scholarships since 2000.