"We want to sustainably help China on its way to becoming a successful football nation. It's not a sprint but a long-distance race," Jobst emphasized. "An increased market share comes with the effort," he added.
Djokovic beat his fellow Serb Filip Krajinovic 7-6 (7), 6-3, while Nadal won 6-1, 6-3 against Dusan Lajovic, also of Serbia.
One piece of good news is that the record German champions have "so many young players and all of them are as hungry as the established ones. You can feel it in every training session," the 2019/20 Champions League's top scorer said.
It was short-lived joy for the hosts though, as Hoffenheim had the last laugh when Kramaric unleashed a 15-meter hammer to snatch the 3-2 win in injury-time.
"It [a return to international football] is a wish and a goal. I want to take it game-by-game and if the opportunity arrives I will be very happy. If it doesn't, I'll continue working hard so that I can be considered."
The South American qualifiers had been due to begin in March but were suspended because of the global health crisis.
Koeman also insisted he had a good relationship with Lionel Messi, after the striker had told the club he wanted to leave, only to later say he would stay in order to avoid lengthy legal wrangling.
CONMEBOL said strict sanitary protocols would be adopted for the tournament, in accordance with requirements in each of the confederation's 10 member nations.
The prolific Norwegian striker had another chance later but defender Nico Elvedi blocked his effort.
"I believe in Arsenal. We can achieve big things together. We have something exciting here and I believe the best is yet to come," he added.
JERUSALEM, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Premier League runners-up Maccabi Haifa beat FC Kairat Almaty of Kazakhstan 2-1 at home on Thursday in the second round of the UEFA Europa League qualification.