"In the Champions League's final round, we had many players able to go full tilt all the time for the tournament-like competition. But over an entire season, we have to talk about adjustments and use our heads."
Pressure on the 58-year-old escalated on Thursday following Flamengo's 5-0 Copa Libertadores defeat to Independiente del Valle in Ecuador.
"Over the past two to three weeks, I found it pretty hard to fall asleep and woke up around four or five o'clock in the morning, thinking it over and over again," Lin admitted.
Elsewhere, Eintracht Frankfurt shared the spoils with newly-promoted Arminia Bielefeld following a 1-1 draw. Augsburg downed Union Berlin 3-1 with two late goals, while Freiburg secured a 3-2 victory over newly-promoted Stuttgart. Enditem
Although short of his world-leading 71.37m set in August, the result was enough for him to edge Andrius Gudzius of Lithuania (68.22m), who had ended Stahl's unbeaten run in Berlin, and set a new meeting record.
Will Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen experience a change around after both fallen giants only narrowly survived a terrible last season?
The second half saw Sharjah take the first lead after Moroccan defender Medhi Benatia received a red card for an elbow on Sharjah playmaker Igor Coronado, who beat the goalkeeper with a curled effort, but the ball bounced off the upright and fell to midfielder Majed Surour whose diving header help Sharjah establish the lead for the first time in the tie.
"His inappropriate words are inconsistent with the social responsibilities and values abided by our club and have brought serious adverse social impacts to the club and the league. We will not sign him for the new season," said Fujian Sturgeons in a statement.
His podium finish caught the eye of the officials of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), now renamed World Athletics, and he was selected to join their High Performance Training Centre in Dakar, Senegal.
Dortmund controlled possession but had to wait until the 21st minute for their first clear-cut chance, as Haaland's header called Yann Sommer into action.
Elsewhere, fourth division Rot-Weiss Essen caused a surprise by knocking out newly-promoted Bundesliga side Arminia Bielefeld thanks to a first-half goal from Simon Engelmann. Enditem