Thiago also thanked his former club, with which he had spent the previous seven years.
Brazil has reported more than 135,000 COVID-19 deaths and over 4,497,000 confirmed cases of the virus. Enditem
Nouri has been without a team since parting company with Hertha BSC in April.
He said Schalke's squad needs to forget about last season's disappointments and try to start afresh. "There is no specific goal for the new season besides doing better," the attacker said.
The Blacks and Yellows have put together a squad with exceptionally talented youngsters and seem the only serious challenger.
Bayern said they want to avoid the 28-year-old to leave after his current contract expires after the next season. The Austrian could go for free but still needs to find a club complying with his demands.
In the 28th minute, thanks to a short cross from Cedric Bakambu on the midfield, Renato Augusto dribbled through defender Ding Haifeng and contributed a calm tap-in to pull one back.
On the other table on Friday, Stuart Bingham topped the group by winning three matches without losing any frames.
Veteran striker Roberto Soldado put Granada ahead after just four minutes with a left-foot volley from Yangel Herrera's cross and the Spanish side's nerves were well and truly calmed six minutes later, when Kenedy doubled their lead.
Esteghlal is currently headed by interim coach Majid Namjoo Motlagh at the ongoing ACL competitions. Enditem
The forward recommends a 'one game at a time' policy for the struggling Royal Blues.