‘The feeling I got when skiing was a kind of happiness which I hadn’t felt in a long time.’
"The relationship with the players is excellent, it is important to have a dialogue with them," the 41-year old added.
On Thursday, R&F had more ball possession, but it was Shenhua who fielded 11 native players in the starting line-up and created more real chances.
Guangzhou Evergrande already secured the first position in this division by 31 points. However, the second and third position also see fierce competition between Jiangsu and Shandong, who gained the same number of points and are ranked only on goal difference. Enditem
Yu Jingyao from Beijing and world champion Fu Yuanhui had the same trouble as Yu.
Martinez's side are tight in midfield and defense, really dangerous from set pieces and have the experienced Roberto Soldado in attack; this week they have shown last season was no fluke. Enditem
"You did not deserve for them to throw you out like they did. But the truth is that at this stage nothing surprises me anymore."
The seven goals conceded in two games strengthened Leeds' need to fortify their defense. Enditem
Semedo's sale to Wolverhampton Wanderers means the defense virtually picks itself with Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet continuing together, while Ter Stegen's knee operation means Norberto Neto will make a rare start.
The top four finishers of each group will form a new group, to be based in Suzhou, to fight for the first to eighth position of the season in the second phase, which will be held between October 16-December 12.
With the win, Guangzhou climbed to sixth in the league, only one point behind the fourth Shanghai Shenhua, while Dalian dropped to seventh. Enditem