Iran Deserved More against Spain: Carlos Queiroz
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran national football team coach Carlos Queiroz said they deserved more for the way they played against Spain.
Iran lost to powerhouse Spain 1-0 in Group B of the 2018 World Cup Wednesday night.
"We go for it, with great belief and great determination to try to win the game. When we arrived, no one gave us a chance, but we still fight for our dreams," Queiroz said after the match, Reuters reported.
"There's no doubt Spain play wonderful, stylish football but we deserved more for the way we played," claimed Queiroz.
Despite their defeat against La Roja, Iran's fate is still in their own hands. Whatever happens in Spain's final group match against Morocco, the Iranians know that a win over Portugal will see them into the round of 16.
Queiroz sounded upbeat about his side's prospects against the reigning European Champion, as he likened his team's situation to a tennis match: "If you think of it like tennis, we had one match point today and we will have another against Portugal. Everything is still open. We are still alive and still dreaming."