"I think I played a really good match. I was very aggressive. I knew from last year I had to change something, so I really wanted to be better than last year and definitely, I was today," said the world No. 2.
The South American zone 2022 World Cup qualifiers were scheduled to begin in late March before being suspended because of the global health crisis.
"We found several problems during the tournament and we will strengthen training in the future," he added.
On the Shandong side, Yang Hengyu contributed 16 points, while Qiao Yanzi added 12.
"We aimed at testing the team, as the two sides have a big gap. Our players executed our tactics in transition, but we made too many mistakes," rued Hebei coach Ma Tao.
Wuhan did enough work to contain Xinjiang after the tip-off, but Xinjiang pulled away with a 17-2 spurt before the halftime for a 38-25 lead.
Tianjin maintained its tactical structure, and overwhelmed its opponent with a 14-2 run in the third set.
Referee Daniele Doveri checks the field of play before the match at Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, on Oct. 4, 2020. The Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Napoli scheduled on Oct. 4, 2020 was abandoned as the visiting Napoli team failed to show up after players tested positive for coronavirus. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)
The five-time SBL champion Inter Bratislava, who was to grab its sixth before the pandemic forced the season to end prematurely without a champion crowned, put on a solid start in Lucenec, leading by three points after the introductory period but the home team turned things up a notch and won all the remaining periods under the leadership of the American guard Dominique Hawkins who led the scoring department with 27 points.
Dominic Thiem of Austria hits a return during the men's singles quarterfinal match against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina at the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 6, 2020. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)
"It's a position he also played at Porto and the same tactical design that we developed at [last year's] Copa America," Queiroz told a virtual news conference.