At a press conference held after KSA and the Uruguay match, the National Team Coach Juan Antonio Pizzi praised the performance of players during the match held today in the World Cup second round.
Pizzi said: “I believe our ball possession was better, and we managed to impose our style in most of the match. However, the Uruguay scored because of a mistake that made us unable to score the tie goal despite our ball possession”.
“The difference between this match and the previous one is huge. We performed well today. We should have performed this way in the opening game however, we faced a great deal of pressure in the opener. There is no additional reason to explain what happened against Russia”, Pizzi added.
Pizzi described the players’ performance, speed and ball passing as perfect. He added that excessive speed in ball passing makes the player lose the ball.
Pizzi stated that he started coaching the team seven months ago and during this period, the team attended a number of camps. He also supervised around 40 players who had the opportunity to participate in the World Cup. Pizzi further felt that the team was more than ready for the tournament.
Pizzi added that they will play honorably in the final match against Egypt, and will perform as they did in today's match.