"We can see the improvement from our players in terms of their game mentality," Tianjin coach Liu Hao commented.
"I used to like the international games as it was something different and I will keep working to get back," commented the forward, who said he had a "very good" relationship with Spain national team coach Luis Enrique.
In the fourth round of the European nations' competition, Slovakia will host Israel on Wednesday and the group-leader Scotland will face the Czech Republic in a battle for the first place.
Jia said that he had made plans for a three-phase training camp ahead of the playoff.
"The important thing is that we won, which was our aim and what we were training for," the 22-year-old said.
Italy experimented with their starting line-up ahead of the Nations League, as coach Roberto Mancini opted for three Sassuolo players, including Ciccio Caputo, who made his senior Italy debut.
Speaking to the press ahead of the trip to Ukraine, Busquets said that although "it's obvious I'm not 20 years old anymore and can't look far into the future; I feel good."
"You have to be self-disciplined and work hard. Nobody can succeed through an easy path," Ji said.
As Ji missed a big three-pointer which could have sealed the win in regulation time, both teams battled hard and were unable to establish a double-digit lead all the way into overtime.
"I shot 200 times every day. These six years helped a lot in developing my fundamentals," she commented.
Five Jiangsu players scored in double figures, led by center Xu Chenyan's 21 points. Chen Xiaojia and Liang Jiamei bagged 16 and 15 respectively.