Aside from a well-oiled defense, the 60-year-old is pinning his hopes on one of Europe's most promising front lines. Bayern Munich's Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry and Chelsea's new arrival Timo Werner stand for his flying squad.
"It's a fight for every second now and lots of things will happen to each of us on the road to Paris."
The 26-year-old clocked 1:05:34 to win the Prague 21.1km, a half marathon race featuring only female runners with no male athletes or pacers.
The reigning champions visited Sweden with their captain Ronaldo back in the squad after the 35-year-old Juventus forward missed their opening Nations League match due to a toe problem three days earlier.
LONDON, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chelsea have completed the signing of German international midfielder Kai Havertz on a five-year contract, the Premier League club confirmed on Friday.
PARIS, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Ireland's Sam Bennet edged out Australia's Caleb Ewan and Slovakia's Peter Sagan in a sprint finish to claim his first stage win on the Tour de France on Tuesday, as Primoz Roglic defended his yellow jersey after the 168.5 ride from Ile d'Oleron Le Chatea-d'Oleron to Ile de Re Saint-Martin-de-Re.
More than 5,000 participants from 156 teams from over 30 countries and regions competed in the games.
Samir Memisevic (C) of Hebei China Fortune competes during the 9th round match between Hebei China Fortune and Shanghai SIPG at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Suzhou Division in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Sept. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Bo)
Despite foreseeable setbacks, Loew is going to stick to his plan, Kroos underlined. The German intends to give space for promising youngsters such as the new Chelsea arrivals Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.
Hunan Hualai ranks third after sweeping Jiangsu Weikeduo 5-0 on Tuesday, with their opponents remaining at the bottom with no wins.
"I'm satisfied with the performance of my players. I'm happy with our movement on the pitch as we played against a strong side. We knew that the Netherlands would keep the ball and that they would try a positional attack. However, they didn't create many chances. We made one mistake and we were punished for that. That's normal in international football," said Brzeczek.