"These are strange moments, and it is difficult to accept, but you have to accept it," he insisted.
The two sides fought hard in the first half, before the former overcame the scoreless drought in the 43rd minute as star player Alex Teixeira knocked in a rebound after his header was denied by goalkeeper Liu Weiguo.
The defending Brazilian and Copa Libertadores champions said they had only nine outfield players available for the top flight fixture at Allianz Parque in Sao Paulo.
"You know what is happening in life and in football and what the press are saying. My departure had been talked about and the coach's phone call confirmed it," explained Suarez.
Seven minutes before the break, Esteghlal went 2-0 ahead as Ghaedi sent a cross from the right flank into the far post for Ali Karimi who evaded his marker and converted a header.
"But I don't think we played confidently enough in today and yesterday's matches. I think we can do better as the championship moves on," Zhang added.
On the other side, Djokovic, who is striving for his 18th major, will kick off his campaign in Paris by taking on Sweden's Mikael Ymer.
Monday's first game saw Aston Villa beat Sheffield United 1-0 in Villa Park on a 63rd minute goal by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.
"I've just learned how to deal with those types of things, to not take it too seriously and not to take it too much to heart," he said.
BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- It has been more than five years since Beijing won the bid for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and in the eyes of Han Zirong, Beijing has passed the halfway mark of the marathon leading up to the Games and is ready for more challenges ahead.
He clocked an impressive 3:28.45 to win the 1,500m in Monaco, just four one-hundredths of a second outside his lifetime best.