"James played well and he's going to keep improving," the Portuguese said. "He was trying to get his goal today, but with 15 minutes left it seemed important to me to give him a rest.
"You have to be self-disciplined and work hard. Nobody can succeed through an easy path," Ji said.
The 33-year-old opened up about his September departure from the Camp Nou after scoring from the penalty spot to help Uruguay beat Chile 2-1 in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
The 28-year-old, who endured a difficult 18 months at Barcelona before being farmed out to the Bundesliga club in July 2019, has rediscovered his confidence since returning to the Camp Nou last month, shining in a central attacking midfield role behind Lionel Messi.
Two-time Wimbledon winner Kvitova produced more winners in the match (28-23) but also committed more unforced errors (31-20) than her younger opponent.
MONTEVIDEO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Uruguayan national soccer team captain, Diego Godin, said on Wednesday, ahead of their match against Chile in the FIFA World Cup qualification for Qatar 2022, that the Chilean national team is "strong" and is in a process of renovation.
Wuhan began to find its shooting range back from the locker room, turning inferior position into a 51-50 lead heading into the final quarter.
Ji said that she always called the training session to a halt due to some players' subpar performance.
"If I gave up at first, I would not have got the chance at a later stage," she pointed out.
In a video message released by the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, Bach told Chef de Missions of all national Olympic committees, "I am sure the question today in your mind is: will the athletes make their Olympic dream come true in 10 months from now? In this regard, I can reassure you that we are working at full speed with our Japanese partners and friends to ensure safe Olympic Games that are fit for the post-corona world."
A source from the Shaanxi sports bureau told Xinhua that Xi'an and its neighboring cities in Northwest China's Shaanxi province would host 100 marathon or half marathon events from September 2020 to May 2021. Enditem