Reactions in Germany was bad after loss to Iran, says Christian Wueck

Ross Houston
October 13, 2017

Iran made it through to the Round of 16 of the U17 World Cup with a hundred per cent record after beating Costa Rica 3-0 in their last Group C game at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Goa, on Friday evening.

In a match where the sun stayed way and rain graced the occasion, Guinea and Germany were on the pitch to fight for qualification into the Round of 16 of the Federation Internationale de Football Association U17 World Cup.

"Wuck made five changes to the side that lost 4-0 to Iran on Tuesday, and two of them were later singled out from praise by the coach - Hamburger SV left-back Josha Vagnoman and 6'2" FC Cologne centre-back Yann Bisseck. Costa Rica's best chance fell to Julien Cordero who blasted wide from close range, attempting to score after the promising Yecxy Jarquin drew Ali Gholam Zadeh to a rare but spectacular save midway through the second half. "The players had vast pressure for the game, but the boys played cool and got the result".

The Princes of Persia earlier defeated Guinea 3-1 and struck down Germany by a 4-0 scoreline, which means that Iran have scored 10 goals in all and conceded just once.

Wuck said that the conditions in Kochi were better than in Goa and helped the game a lot.

"It was very hard for us to come into this game after the match against Iran". Coach Abbas said, "We will rest him for the next match as we will get to know about the injury only after the test". We must not forget the work that has gone in so that we get nine points. In nearly every match we played in this group, we had 10 chances, but we haven't capitalised.

Costa Rica, who needed a win to keep themselves in fray for the knockouts, found the going tough and were not allowed space by the Iranian defenders. However coach Souleymane Camara feels the experience will bear fruit in six years' time, when the Africans will host the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) for the first time.

Germany will face Colombia in New Delhi on Monday. That boils down to beating Costa Rica to guarantee topping the group."Goa is a good omen for us", the stoic Chamanian said , As Reported By TOI. The German coach hailed the pitch at Kochi and said the "pitch could be compared to European standards, and the players were able to play better here".

Giving his thoughts on Friday's result, he commented, "We played against a very strong team tonight". But I think my players are very strong and very fast. "We were nervous in the first half and in that bargain we conceded two penalties, which costs us the match".

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