"I did not take Barcelona's message about needing a change of air very well," Suarez said. "More than anything, because of the way it was handled, because you have to recognize when a cycle is over.
Scaloni also spoke about the challenge of preparing for Argentina's qualifiers during the coronavirus pandemic and underlined the difficulty of South America's 18-round qualifying tournament.
"The players are finding their rhythm on the field, but they have yet to hit their best form to ensure a victory over South Korea next February," he said. "They need to further improve their techniques, coordination and tactics."
Messi told Barcelona officials that he wanted to leave in August before changing his mind two weeks later to avoid a legal battle with the club he has called home since the age of 13.
CHENGDU, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Inner Mongolia thrashed Shanxi 94-69 in a clash of powerhouses to stay unbeaten after three matches, while Sichuan beat Fujian 89-63 in the 2020-21 Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) season on Thursday.
In the day's other game, five Jiangsu players scored in double figures, led by center Xu Chenyan's 21 points, as they defeated Xinjiang. Chen Xiaojia and Liang Jiamei also bagged 16 and 15 respectively for Jiangsu.
Only runners without symptoms were allowed to enter the race, and all contestants were required to wear masks and have their body temperatures measured before entering the competition zone.
MADRID, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Adama Traore had to make a choice after receiving call-ups from both Mali and Spain for the current international break.
The source also indicated that it was because Lim's promises regarding signings had not been fulfilled.
CHENGDU, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Beijing came back from an early struggle to outlast Shandong 82-74 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday.
"Our defense slumped in the third quarter, and gave opponents many open shots from 3-point land," Hebei coach Ma Tao rued.