Uzbekistan head coach Timur Kapadze has expressed his frustration with the officiating after his team lost to South Korea 안전카지노사이트 and failed to reach the final.
Speaking at a press conference after his team’s 1-0 loss to South Korea in the men’s football quarterfinals of the Hangzhou Asian Games at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China on Thursday, Kapadze said, “The match against the Korean team was very difficult. We worked hard and tried our best. We were able to capitalize on our chances and create chances, but unfortunately we were not successful (in scoring). We wanted to maintain the number of attackers, but we couldn’t do it despite our best efforts. We will prepare well for the next game.”
“They are a great team. They had a lot of advantages in tactics, combinations. They had more experience. On the other hand, we have a lot of young players. It is quite difficult to play against such a strong team.”
Uzbekistan conceded a goal in the fifth minute through Jung Woo-young before Yaloridinov’s free-kick goal in the 25th minute brought them back into the game. However, they conceded again in the 38th minute before the end of the first half.
It didn’t help Uzbekistan’s cause when Buriev was sent off in the 29th minute for accumulating cautions. “We’ve had yellow cards before. I don’t understand why the referee gave a yellow card and a red card. “I don’t understand why the referee gave us a yellow card and a red card,” he said, deflecting his frustration with the officiating.
Capazé, whose side had beaten Saudi Arabia on the first day of the tournament to reach the semifinals, said he didn’t care whether South Korea or China reached the semifinals.