Mourinho confirmed after the game that Sun Xingmin suffered a hamstring injury and will rest for a while. Mourinho replaced Sun Xingmin in the midfield of the game.
Sun Xingmin was active in the first half of the game, and two very threatening shots were rejected by the goal frame. After the intermission, Mourinho replaced Sun Xingmin with Belwyn.
Mourinho explained his decision after the game: "Sun Xingmin was injured. It was a hamstring problem. We will not be able to let him play in the next period of time."