Al Ain / Saturday, November 11th, 2017: UAE National Team Manager, Alberto Zaccheroni exalted the entire performance of the team in the friendly despite the nil – 1 loss to Haiti. He said in the post-match press conference “it was the first experiment and I asked the players to put the first brick for the team and show its personality and style”.
“In the first 25 minutes, the players did not perform optimally, however after the team received a goal from Haiti, they were demonstrating good appearance and each player became aware of his role. Consequently, we succeeded in creating many opportunities that were not exploited properly”, he added.
He pointed out that he spoke to the players in the dress room after the match and thanked them for their exerted efforts.
He concluded, “We faced very strong team with good ranking and physical capabilities, but it was not better than UAE in any way as we had missed the final touches. We will address the negative issues appeared in the game”.