Iran Ahead of Japan, S. Korea, Spain Coach Says
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Spain national football team coach Julen Lopetegui says that Iran is a better team than Japan and South Korea.
The 51-year old coach talked with Spanish daily sports news outlet Marca about his plans for the 2018 World Cup and about La Roja’s Group B opponents: Iran, Morocco and Portugal.
“The Iranian squad has been the best team in Asia over the past five years, ahead of Japan and South Korea,” Lopetegui said.
“Portugal is the ‘champion of Europe’ as it has “the best players in history, they have a great generation and they have a coach with a lot of experience,” he added.
“And one of the toughest teams in Group B, is the Moroccan squad, who excluded the Ivorian team in the World Cup qualifiers,” Lopetegui stated.