Carlos Queiroz, coach of Iran, has smashed Jurgen Klinsmann for real, even asking for the former Germany international’s resignation from his position on the FIFA Technical Study Group for the 2022 World Cup.
The Portuguese coach’s “defeat” came via an open letter, in response to Jurgen Klinsmann’s comments on the BBC following Iran’s 2-0 win over Wales.
“Carlos fits in well with the Iranian national team and its culture. He failed in South America with Colombia and then didn’t qualify with Egypt. He came just before the World Cup to Iran, where he worked before. It’s not a coincidence, it’s part of their culture, how they play and how the referee works. And the assistant and the fourth referee. They are constantly in your ears. This is their culture, ”said the former goal scorer, who managed as coach the German and American national teams.
This is Carlos Queiroz’s response:
You took the initiative to call me Carlos, so I think it’s appropriate to call you Jurgen. right?
Although he does not know me personally, he questions my character with a biased prejudice of superiority.
No matter how much I respect what you’ve done on the field, these comments about Iranian culture, the Iranian national team and the players are a disgrace to football. No one can offend our integrity if, of course, they are not on our level.
However, we would like to invite you to come to our training center to communicate with Iranian players and learn from them about the country, its people, poets, art, algebra and everything about ancient Persian culture…and also hear from our players how much they love and respect football. As an American/German we understand that you are not supportive. Not a problem.
And despite your scandalous comments on the BBC, in an effort to undermine our efforts, our sacrifices and our capabilities, we promise you that we will not judge your culture, roots and background and that you will always be welcome in our family.
At the same time, we just want to closely follow FIFA’s decision regarding his status as a member of the 2022 Qatar Technical Study Group. Because it is clear that we expect you to resign before visiting our training center.”
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