Luis Enrique will make changes to his side on Saturday with goalkeeper David de Gea likely to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga, who will have been happy to keep a clean sheet in Lisbon after his recent troubles at Chelsea.
"You have to be self-disciplined and work hard. Nobody can succeed through an easy path," Ji said.
Although Valencia have had a reasonably bright start to the campaign with two wins, two defeats and a draw to kick off the season, their 2-0 home defeat to Betis last Saturday highlighted the club's shortcomings.
SYDNEY, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The 2020 Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) season will be contested entirely in a north Queensland hub from November this year, Basketball Australia announced on Friday.
The 28-year-old was earlier forced to leave a training session at Brazil's Granja Comary base in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janeiro, to undergo physiotherapy.
Ji said that she always called the training session to a halt due to some players' subpar performance.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Former Real Madrid and Brazil forward Robinho is close to rejoining his former club Santos, according to widespread media reports in the South American country.
CHANGSHA, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Following in her father's footsteps, she first began to practice martial arts at the age of six. After studying under one of the "top 10 Chinese martial artists" at the age of 15, she became the 12th-generation heir of Chen's Tai Chi.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Juventus defender Danilo said Wednesday that he feels ready to finally assume the role of Brazil's first choice right-back, more than nine years after making his international debut.
In Thursday's only other fixture, Athletico Paranaense were held to a goalless home draw by Ceara. Enditem
Firmino scored twice as Brazil opened their South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) qualifying campaign with a 5-0 rout of Bolivia in Sao Paulo on Friday. Peru drew 2-2 in their first match against Paraguay in Asuncion on Thursday.