Wales Coach Page Says Iran Deserved to Win

Wales Coach Page Says Iran Deserved to Win

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Wales football team head coach Rob Page said Iran deserved to win the match.

Page admitted his team had fallen well below the standards they set for themselves as defeat to Iran put the team on the brink of World Cup elimination.

“This is a hard one to take,” Page said. “I’ve said to them before every game: ‘Go and show the world what you show us every day,’ and that is not a true reflection of that team.

“They got their true rewards today, they deserved that defeat. We fell well below the standards that got us to the World Cup, if we’d met those standards we’d have been alright. And if you do that in top competitions, you get punished.”

Asked about the England game, Page said: “We want to finish the competition on a high. It’s out of our hands for going through, but we want to finish with a good performance and a win. We’re low at the moment, but we’ll get them back up tomorrow for a tough game to finish with.”

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