Iran Tougher than Us: China Coach Fu Bo
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – China coach Fu Bo says that the Iranian team was tougher than his team.
Chian was defeated against Iran 3-2 in Group A of the AFC U-23 Championships.
Qatar and Iran advanced to the quarter-final while Syria and China were knocked out of the tournament.
“Before the match we knew we still had a chance to make it into the knockout stage, but as we saw in the game the Iranian team were tougher than us,” said Fu.
“But the players didn’t give up, they still fought to stay in the championship and I really appreciate that.
“We created this team in 2013 with the plan to fight for this championship, but the result isn’t satisfying. However, the players still need to go a long way and fight for their dreams in the future,” Fu concluded.