Having to play friendlies to earn money is embarrassing in the Bayern chairman's mind. He also said Loew has been put in a bad situation as he has to address economic demands. Football has been reduced to marketing and profits, he added. Enditem
"You have to be self-disciplined and work hard. Nobody can succeed through an easy path," Ji said.
After Chen's fast break layup, Jiangsu had an 11-point lead with 3:30 remaining thanks to an 8-0 surge, and didn't surrender its advantage from there.
Many see the German team as having reached rock bottom when considering the mediocre performances over the past two years.
It was a finely balanced game with two teams consistently within five points of each other. Both sides traded the lead 11 times until the final minute of play.
"As a player, I just need to work on my own. But being a coach requires a more comprehensive vision on the team. It's a challenge for me, but also a great test."
Peng led Wuhan with 17 points, and Ha Wenxi and Deng bagged 13 and 11 points respectively.
"We have shown that we can do our best in the face of the worst conditions," he said. "We have confidence of beating South Korea." Enditem
Loew has worsened his situation by stating he stands above all critics as he has experienced them for nearly 16 years.
"We are prepared for safe Olympic Games whatever conditions the world will be facing next summer," he said. Enditem
"I play differently now, with a stronger focus on passing the ball and helping to construct the play," he said. Enditem