The National Team players apologized to the Saudi people, after their loss in the first round of Group A against Russia at the opening of the World Cup.
Following the game, Osama Hawsawi said: “Russia took advantage of our mistakes, their home-advantage and the crowd. They had a great victory”.
Hawsawi added: “We have two matches against Uruguay and Egypt. Nothing is impossible in football, we still have a chance”.
Tayseer Al-Jassim stated: “We did not expect this scenario. We had preparation matches before the tournament but things did not go very well against Russia”.
“We apologize to the Saudi people. They had a big presence but we were not up to the expectations. Anything is possible in football and we are determined to play differently in the upcoming matches”, Al-Jassim added.