The Bayern striker indicated his club might use different line-ups and tactical approaches to get through the season.
Guoan went ahead before the interval as Cedric Bakambu headed home a cross from Augusto. Substitute Alan Douglas scored in the 88th minute to extended Guoan's lead to 3-1, but Hebei's Zhang Chengdong sparked the game into suspense with a powerful shot in the second minute of stoppage.
He added that although the veteran striker is currently training separately from the rest of the players, "if in the end he is unable to find another team, he will be another member in the squad here."
Xie Wenjun (C) of Shanghai competes during the men's 110m hurdles final on Day 2 of the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships in Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Jia Yuchen)
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