Messi admitted Thursday's match did not pan out as the Albiceleste had hoped, rueing his team's lethargy early on.
Coutinho, who was also deployed in a more central role by Brazil coach Tite against Bolivia, said his time at Bayern had taught him the importance of a strong work ethic.
The 32-year-old made his 119th international appearance in Spain's 1-0 UEFA Nations League win at home to Switzerland on Saturday and is in line to start in Ukraine on Tuesday night, although he admits that the progress of players such as Mikel Merino and Rodrigo Hernandez means there is more competition in the central midfield role.
"A professional player's career could be short, but in this way, football will always be a part of my life," she said.
GUANGZHOU, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Former world No. 1 Feng Shanshan is aiming for a gold medal at next year's Tokyo Olympic Games, the 31-year old Chinese top woman golfer said in an interview with Xinhua on Thursday.
Football is one of the biggest sports in Malawi. For the past few months, fans and other stakeholders have been calling for the government to resume all sporting activities. Meanwhile, there is a steady decline of COVID-19 cases in many areas in Malawi. Enditem
The 19-year-old Swiatek continued her stunning run at Roland Garros as she has made the history for her country by becoming the first Polish woman to play in the final in Paris during the Open era.
Rwanda lags in the group without a point, Cameroon and Mozambique lead the pack with four points each while Cape Verde has two points. Enditem
"Our defense slumped in the third quarter, and gave opponents many open shots from 3-point land," Hebei coach Ma Tao rued.
On the Shandong side, Cao bagged a game-high 26 points, and Yang Hengyu and Wang Yingzhu each scored 15.
Mick called it the most giant step in his career so far.