A new and improved team spirit has developed, he emphasized. "Schalke has a lot of experienced players around that help us to perform better. Everyone is determined to improve."
QUITO, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Reigning champions Flamengo suffered their worst ever Copa Libertadores result on Thursday, crashing to a 5-0 defeat to Independiente del Valle in Ecuador.
Thiago also thanked his former club, with which he had spent the previous seven years.
Valencia's 4-2 win at home to Levante was a major boost for Javi Gracia's side after a difficult summer and they will look to keep that positive feeling going even though Gracia continues to ask the board for new signings.
It was short-lived joy for the hosts though, as Hoffenheim had the last laugh when Kramaric unleashed a 15-meter hammer to snatch the 3-2 win in injury-time.
After selling Ivan Rakitic to Sevilla, Barca are currently looking to sell striker Luis Suarez, with Juventus a possible destination, while Arturo Vidal is close to joining Inter Milan.
The 29-year-old, who helped Bayern to the treble last season, arrived in Liverpool on Friday morning to complete his medical and put pen to paper.
Despite pundits predicting Schalke to be among the relegation candidates, Raman is convinced, "we won't get into trouble this time. The squad has learned its lesson," he said.
Tencent Sports, a subsidiary of Chinese internet giant Tencent, will broadcast all 372 remaining matches from the second round of Premier League which are scheduled to start on Saturday.
Tottenham Hotspur began their season with a defeat, going down 1-0 at home to a James Rodriguez-inspired Everton.
In the 70th minute, Al Duhail restored parity again as Al Duhail captain Ali launched a half-volleyed effort that hit the upright on its way in to tie 2-2. Five minutes later, Sharjah were awarded a penalty and Coronado stepped up and converted from the spot.