Egypt lost, on Wednesday, to Tunisia (0-1), in the Arab Cup semi-final, with an own goal by Amr Al-Sulayya, with a score of 90 + 5, and played the challenge of qualifying for the third and fourth places. next Saturday.
This was the first defeat for Carlos Queiroz, led by the Pharaohs, and the Portuguese coach did not hide some sadness for the result of the match.
“Luck happens to one side. We had our three best chances, Tunisia played their game, strong in set-pieces, we knew it was going to be like this, but we created our three best chances against the goalkeeper. Luck smiled on Tunisia, congratulations and good luck in the final. As I say, we either win or we learn; He pointed out that we have grown and will be stronger in the future.
He added: “We were not lucky with an own goal, our young team did not deserve it, they could be in the final too, but luck smiled on Tunisia. Tunisia used its style of play, depending on its players, who are strong and strong. These are elements that we cannot change and we knew they would be. So we put our approach, pressure, pressure, so that they would make mistakes. That’s what we tried to do in the first half and in the second. We had less time to rest, we got into this match with our legs extended, but we tried to do our best”, he added and concluded, very critically for arbitration.
“Congratulations to the players. There were two great teams on the pitch and I don’t want to talk about the third team… I won’t talk about the referee job because I don’t want my career to end here. The final evaluation of FIFA,” in conclusion, in reference to the Iranian Ali Reza Faghani.
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