Iranian coach Carlos Queiroz said his side deserved at least a draw against the United States, who lost 1-0 on Tuesday, adding that he earned “the respect of the whole world” in Qatar.
Iran needed at least a draw in their World Cup Group B clash to have any chance of advancing to the knockout stage, but the United States won 1–0 with a Christian Pulisic goal seven minutes before half-time. We played against the Netherlands in the round of 16. .
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“I said in 2018 that I have coached many clubs and national teams, but in my career I have seen players like the Iranian players who give everything and get nothing. It never happened,” Queiroz said after the game.
“Sometimes football isn’t fair. We will come back stronger and we will succeed in earning the respect of the whole world.”
Queiroz lamented his team’s inability to score against an ambitious United States team, which he said was the most consistent in the group ahead of the game.
“The football gods bless whoever scores a goal, but unfortunately we didn’t score,” Queiroz said. He said it was a team that did well.
“The United States started the game the same way as Wales and England.
“But things changed in the second half, we had the ball and created more chances than America did in the first half, so we deserved at least one.
“U.S. players have speed. You could say we need to close the highway when we play Ferrari, but that’s what we did after the break and we’re better off. It was a team
The Portuguese coach praised his players for their dedication and hard work in training and matches.
“We train in an atmosphere that is incomparable to other teams, but when I work with the players every day, they show their enthusiasm and desire to represent Iran. said Queiroz, who returned to coach Iran for a second term last September.
However, he made it to the final of the match when the Iranian player called for a penalty when striker Mehdi Taremi was downed inside the area when defender Cameron Carter-Vickers tried to stop him from scoring. He refused to talk about playing.
“I haven’t seen a replay of it yet, but it’s pointless to talk about it now,” Queiroz said. Life goes on and other games await.”