Ghanaian winger Frank Acheampong was on the sidelines in Tianjin Teda's 2-2 draw away to Chongqing Lifan on Sunday.
Interestingly enough, Acheampong featured in the opening game of the season where he provided an assist in his side's 3-2 loss to Shanghai SIPG, however, he wasn't back to full fitness due following an ankle injury.
"It’s tough I couldn’t be available to help my teammates in a tough game against Chongqing Lifang especially after we lost the first game," Acheampong said.
“We need to start collecting points to be competitive this season and we are not giving up despite several odds against us even before the start of the season.
"We want to finish the season in the strongest way possible and it starts with us getting to and staying in winning ways.”
Acheampong has since made 68 appearances for Tianjin Teda since joining them two years ago and has registered 30 goals and 16 assists.