"We and our clubs have an extremely passionate fanbase in China and are looking forward to working with the team at Tencent to engage with fans in new ways over the coming season," he added.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he believed Jota's arrival would give his team different options.
MADRID, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has admitted he is pessimistic about the club's chances of strengthening its squad before starting the new season.
BERLIN, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Goals from Emil Forsberg, Yussuf Poulsen and Amadou Haidara helped Leipzig make a winning start after beating Mainz 3-1 in the opening round of Bundesliga on Sunday.
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"It's completely normal that we have to make another step because other teams will make other steps as well," said Klopp in an interview with Sky Sports News.
"China is the most important market for us internationally," Alexander Jobst told Xinhua in a recent interview. The member of the board for marketing, sales, and organization at the German top tier club said they intend to create a new generation of Royal Blues fans in China over the next years.
Only Dortmund can spoil Bayern's plans, assumes Lothar Matthaeus. But the German record international quickly added a big if: "If Bayern makes major mistakes."
Leo Messi scored twice, and set up Philippe Coutinho, to show that he is fully committed on the pitch after a summer in which it looked as if he had a foot outside the door of the Camp Nou, while Barca produced a mobile performance in a side that contained Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Coutinho and newcomer Francisco Trincao.
Five minutes later, Khalid Bawazir equalized for Sharjah as the midfielder received a pass and rifled an effort that flew straight through the hands of the goalkeeper.
"We were highly motivated today, and we are ready to battle for the top spots in the Bundesliga," said Forsberg.