Despite the victory in the first match of the Asia Championship over Saudi Arabia, the head coach of Uzbekistan Futsal team was dissatisfied with the quality of his team's game. He stated this at the post-match press conference. "In today's game, we can recognize that we won, but we must admit that Saudi Arabia looked better than us in the first half,” Mendez said. “We might have missed at least two or three goals."
"We played badly. Good thing is we did not play worse," he added. He was very critical of the game in the first half, saying that all the players played badly, and he did not see the team spirit. He especially noted the low level of teamwork when serving the ball.
According to him, Saudi Arabia simply did not realize their scoring chances. "The difference between the two teams is that we took advantage of their moments," said the coach.
"During the break I asked the players to pull themselves together. They were nervous and tight during the game. We need team spirit and unity. We are not a team that has a superstar in the lineup, the performance of the whole team is more important to us,” explained Mendez.
"The last 15 minutes the team played its best, there was more discipline in action. I hope that players will feel less nervous after the first match,” he added.
Yesterday Uzbekistan national team won the team of Saudi Arabia, with a score of 5 : 2 in the first match of the Asian Championship and ranked first in the "A" group.