Qatar rues missed chances
DOHA: As he watched his side suffer another blow to their World
Cup hopes; Qatar coach Daniel Carreno on Tuesday said his team
fought well against Uzbekistan in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying
game but missed chances to score.
“It is a disappointing defeat as we lost in the last minutes of the match,
as was the case in the first match,” said Qatar coach Jose Daniel Carreno.
“We tried our best to have a good performance but we were not lucky
and we couldn’t score from the chances that we created.
“We tried our best to prepare the players mentally and physically
before the match but we didn’t have as a good a performance as we
expected. I hope that we can make a good comeback in the next
matches in the qualifiers.”
Uzbekistan won with a late goal by Egor Krimets in the 86th minute
at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium.
“We entered the match of wining the game,” Carreno said during
a press conference.
“We wanted to take advantage and score goals. We got many
opportunities but we did not take them,” he said.
“We can still come back back and fight in the coming games,” he
“We still have fight remaining. We just have to be positive all the
way,” he said.
He said chief striker Sebastian Soria did not get many chances
Carreno said an under-performing midfield prevented the strikers
from playing freely.
Carreno also said that Qatar players were coming off from an
off-season and that impacted the results in the last two games
“We must continue to move forward,” he said.