Juan Antonio Pizzi



Sports news: Spanish coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has shared his opinion on the opening match of the 2018 world Cup.

Head coach of Saudi Arabia Juan Antonio Pizzi has commented upon the defeat against the team of Russia (0:5) in the first round match of the group stage of the 2018 world Cup.

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“Of course, I analyzed the opponents. Since taking charge of the team that dismantled Russia, Egypt, Uruguay. We know them well and knew how they would play. No, can’t say that the Russian team surprised us. But the big score was determined first of all by our weak actions. The Russians played the same way as in the previous six games: lost the ball, tried to play a high pass. So we knew their strengths. The first goal caught us by surprise. However, the game against Russia was not a big surprise.

Today’s match is not significant. We did not play as planned . The match showed what things can and should be improved. Currently we need to recover, positive energy and prepare for the next game,” — reports the words of Pizzi, the correspondent of “Championship” Oleg Lysenko.