Iran an Experienced Football Team, Trinidad Coach Says

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Trinidad and Tobago football team coach Dennis Lawrence says they played an experienced Iran team.

Iran an Experienced Football Team, Trinidad Coach Says

Iran defeated the Caribbean team in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in a friendly match on Thursday.

Nottingham Forest striker Karim Ansarifard was on target in the 50th minute.

Team Melli is preparing for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.

“First, I would you like to con­grat­u­late the Iran­ian team on the vic­to­ry. It was a com­pet­i­tive game, ex­act­ly the type of game we were ex­pect­ing," said Lawrence. "Iran is a very experienced team and both teams ben­e­fit­ted from the ex­er­cise."

In the first half, Iran dom­i­nat­ed ball pos­ses­sion and al­most took the lead in the 32nd minute but Ansar­i­fard missed from the penal­ty spot.

"The Iran­ian team is well coached. They know what they are do­ing but at the same time we came pre­pared and it was not go­ing to be easy for them," said Lawrence.

"I felt in the first half we allowed Iran to have too much pos­ses­sion of the foot­ball and we tried to cor­rect it in the sec­ond half, which we did."

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