"I had already won a medal in Rio, so I am not going to be under pressure in Tokyo."
"I've reached a level of maturity that has allowed me to be a part of the national team," he said. "It's a position in which we've always had players with a lot of quality that have created history.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward provided two assists and showed no signs of the back injury that forced him to miss Brazil's last two training sessions before the match at Corinthians Arena.
The Japanese Prime Minister has said that holding the Olympics next year is "the top priority" of his government.
After being well restrained for three quarters, Wu revived and scored on consecutive layups. The game was effectively over after Liu's jumper that gave Shanxi an 11-point margin with two minutes left.
"He was unable to train because of pain in his lower back," Lasmar told a virtual news conference. "He's shown a small improvement today, but it is important to consider that less than 24 hours have passed [since the injury]. He's traveled by bus and plane to be here, which has made treatment difficult.
The Everton midfielder showed glimpses of quality, particularly in the first half, but faded before being replaced by Steven Alzate in the 74th minute at Estadio Metropolitano.
"I hope more and more young people, especially girls, will fall in love with football and seek a beautiful life through me sharing my story online," Wang told Xinhua.
The second half saw Wuhan play a more dominant game against the defending champions. In the 57th minute, Beatriz Zaneratto Joao dribbled through the defense and beat the goalkeeper, extending Wuhan's lead to 2-0. Jiangsu suffered another heavy blow in the 65th minute as defender Zhai Qingwei conceded an own goal in the face of Chawinga's tackle.
Xinjiang's Han Xu finished with a team-high 19 points. Liu and Wang each had 17.
Messi put the hosts ahead in the 13th minute at La Bombonera after Lucas Ocampos was scythed down by Pervis Estupinan after a driving run into the penalty area. The 33-year-old now has 71 goals in 139 appearances for the Albiceleste.