The match between the teams of Uzbekistan and North Korea, on 12 November as part of the next round of combined qualifying round of the 2018 World Cup and the Asian Cup in 2019 ended with the victory of wards of Samvel Babayan (3:1).
At the postgame press conference, Samvel Babayan especially thanked the players for showing their character, despite the missed goal in the initial part of the game.
"The concentration of the players has been lost in the first minutes," he explained the reason for the missed goal.
As he said, finally his "team did break the opponent" fully completing the game plan. "We tried to play our own game - a quick pass and combinations," Babayan said.
The team was fully ready for the manner of the game and studied skills of Korean players.
"As I said earlier, we quite thoroughly studied the game of the opponent. We had to study the Juche philosophy, their training process in order to understand why they achieve good results, playing primitive football style," Babayan said.
According to him, all lines of Uzbekistan national team have played at a high level. There was interchangeability between Uzbek players.
"Today, we create our own football style. At this stage, game of all three lines satisfies us. I think we played quite correctly," the head coach concluded.
He also specifically thanked the fans who supported the team very well.