"To make things easier I told the players yesterday [Wednesday] that this was the right way to go," he added, suggesting the decision was of his own volition.
Saturday's last game saw Danny Ings' fifth-minute goal against one of his former clubs give Southampton a 1-0 win away to Burnley for their first win of the season. Enditem
"We have to look at what we are missing in the squad: we know that the club has economic problems, like every club, but there are one or two positions in the team where we have to improve. We are working to have another option at '9' and the club is working the maximum to sign one," added the coach.
In Sunday's other fixtures, Sassuolo enjoyed a 4-1 victory over newly-promoted Spezia, while Hellas Verona edged past Udinese 1-0. Enditem
Luo, 20, defeated Billy Castle 3-1 and swept Jamie Wilson 3-0 before locking horn with world number five Mark Allen in his last group match. A draw was enough for the Chinese youngster to book a place in the second stage as the group winner.
Liverpool piled on the pressure and Robertson made up for his earlier mistake when he controlled Trent Alexander Arnold's ball from the right before poking it past the Arsenal keeper.
2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers, which scheduled to kick off in October and December, have all been postponed to the year of 2021.
Moises Lima Magalhaes of Luneng could have netted the winner in the 83rd minute, but his powerful long shot was denied by the left bar after hitting Zhang Jinliang of R&F.
British-born defender Jiang Guangtai, whose English name is Tyias Browning and Brazilian-born striker Fei Nanduo, Fernando, both play for Guangzhou Evergrande. The Chinese Super League defending champions have six players called up to the national team.
Schmiedlova, who dispatched another Grand Slam winner Venus Williams in her first round match, arrived at Paris after a 13-match losing streak in Grand Slam main draws dating back over five years, but reached the last 32 in this year's re-scheduled clay major, equalling her best run at a major from the 2015 US Open and 2014 Roland Garros.
"I have been dreaming about winning the Champions League since I was a child. Now I know that feeling. The whole season was amazing for us," added Lewandowski, who also won the award for the best forward of the year.