"I spoke to him yesterday (Friday) before training; I think that the young players have to play regularly and that is what I told him," Koeman commented, adding that the same went for Carles Alena and new signing Pedri.
The Royal Blues striker welcomed Germany's federal states' joint decision to allow the return of 20 percent of the fans in a test-phase until the end of October.
"Over the past two to three weeks, I found it pretty hard to fall asleep and woke up around four or five o'clock in the morning, thinking it over and over again," Lin admitted.
MADRID, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Defending La Liga champions Real Madrid kick off their 2020-21 league campaign with a difficult visit to play Real Sociedad on Sunday evening.
While professional football depends to a much lower extent on ticket sales, other sports view the decision only as a first step. Ice-hockey, handball and basketball require bigger crowds to cover their costs.
Athletico capitalized on the numerical advantage when Walter, unmarked inside the 18-yard box, struck his first goal of the campaign.
The withdrawal of Osaka meant that two of the current world's top three women's players would not play at Roland Garros this year, as reigning champion and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty already announced earlier this month that she would not be able to participate the clay major due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Liverpool visit Chelsea on Sunday after starting the new Premier League season with a 4-3 victory over newly-promoted Leeds United last Saturday. Enditem
BEIJING, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese international Li Yingying will lead Tianjin's strong lineup as the reigning league champions start their campaign in the Chinese women's volleyball championship on Wednesday.
Thomas Tuchel's side welcomed back goalkeeper Keylor Navas, defender Marquinhos and forward Mauro Icardi after the trio were among seven players tested positive for COVID-19, but missed Kylian Mbappe, who is still in self-quarantine at home.
"It is a possibility and it could be for other players as well. 20-year-olds like him have to play, and they can't be stopped. We have reached some conclusions in the past three weeks and Riqui has too much competition," he explained. Enditem