Iran's manager thanks fans for massive support in 2-0 victory
(MENAFN) Iran football team coach Carlos Queiroz lauded the fans standing with Team Melli in the match against Wales.
Iran beaten Wales 2-0 at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium on Friday.
Substitute Rouzbeh Cheshmi scored a goal with a long-range shot in the wound time and Ramin Rezaeian made it after 2-0 minutes.
“The crowd deserve a special word today,” he added. “It was a joy, it was happiness, it was drama, I love this game when things are this way.”
The Portuguese coach had condemned the Iranians in the stands at the England match who booed his team, but was much more complimentary regarding the fans following the Wales match.
He welcomed the character of his team, claiming: “It was really very emotional because we rebounded from a difficult situation.”
Cheshmi announced the team had found the first few days of the World Cup very hard.
“I should say that if the pressure was football-related that would be acceptable but if the players were under pressure unfairly that would not be right,” he stated through a translator.
“Players were judged abruptly and received non-football pressure. All the team helped each other. I scored the goal but the team did the work.”
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