"Defense is quite vital in such an intense game," he noted.
"Sometimes I feel that according to my physical condition, I can still play two or three seasons, but I don't have enough energy for it since taking up the coach position," she admitted.
"Sichuan proved its all-around character from these matches going into the season. Our young players didn't show enough guts against such a strong side," admitted Fujian coach Gong Songlin. Enditem
Sergio Ramos will also be back in defense, with Jesus Navas at right-back and Jose Luis Gaya on the left after Sergio Reguilon picked up a knock to his knee.
In Thursday's only other fixture, Athletico Paranaense were held to a goalless home draw by Ceara. Enditem
The reigning Australian Open champion will contest for her second major title with Polish teenager Iga Swiatek, who needed only 70 minutes to storm to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska.
"We tightened up defense on their three-pointers from the second quarter, also improving our offense down the stretch," Henan coach Li Jianxin reflected.
It was announced in a statement that the Tokyo Marathon, one of six World Marathon Majors along with Boston, Berlin, Chicago, New York and London, will have elite and mass races together in the original field size.
Henan guard Feng Song was on fire from outside the paint, draining four 3-pointers in a row to score all of her 14 points in the third quarter.
"We regret that such a decision was made, because we have to return to the competition as soon as possible, and the federations managing other sports disciplines show us that it can be done. We will do everything to prevent this lack of competing in the World Cup. All healthy speed skaters will continue training in Poland in the coming days," Niedzwiedzki was quoted as saying by the Polish Press Agency on Friday.
The famous son is the 2020 Formula 2 racing series leader.