"But we are optimistic because we know we can do it because we have a fantastic partnership with Tokyo and an equally strong partnership with Beijing," he added.
But he played down Hashimoto's determination when asked if the pandemic could not be fully contained next year.
Cedric Bakambu continued his goal-scoring form and broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute, as he sent Zhang Yuning's pinpoint through ball into the bottom corner.
Another interesting returnee is Martin Odegaard, who is back at the club after an excellent loan spell with Real Sociedad, and it will be interesting to see if the youngster finally gets the chance to impress in an attacking midfield role where there is much competition.
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.
Beijing Guoan's second-place position and Wuhan Zall's third position remain unchanged in Group B. Enditem
Both sides continued to exchange attacks after Leroy Sane unleashed a hammer on target to force De Gea into action once again six minutes later.
"It's going to be one of the young guys, I think, if you count Dominic Thiem as a young guy, as well. He obviously has a chance to win. Now I think it is the time where it gets really interesting. We'll see where we go from here," added the German.
PARIS, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Team Jumbo rider Primoz Roglic clinched the yellow jersey from Britain's Adam Yates after Sunday's 2020 Tour de France stage 9, while Roglic's Slovenian compatriot Pogacar won the stage.
He is expected to be available for Porto's 2020-21 Primeira Liga season opener against Braga on September 19. Enditem
TEHRAN, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Iran coach Dragan Skocic said on Thursday that Team Melli need to hold preparatory matches based on his philosophy ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification.