Paulo Bento, head coach of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (FIFA ranking 64th), recovered his game after winning 3-1 in the first Group C match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup against Hong Kong (150th) at Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 15th (Korea time).
The UAE had a tough time playing against Hong Kong (150th), the lowest FIFA ranking team in the tournament. Two of the three goals were penalty kicks, and despite many chances, the team only scored one on the field.
After the match, Bento said, “I played well. I supported most of the matches,” but added, “I will take a rest and think about the next match. I lacked a little goal-scoring ability, but I will improve through training.”랭크카지노도메인
The UAE scored the first goal after receiving a penalty kick in the 33rd minute of the first half. It was a goal that was similar to a “sweet rain” that came from a rather frustrating trend. “It was a clear foul,” Bento said.
On the other hand, Hong Kong coach Jon Andersen expressed dissatisfaction with the decision, saying, “The defender was standing, but the ball came and touched my arm,” adding, “The referee was not fair.”
The UAE had 11 shots on target with four shots on target. “I had many good opportunities, but I regret that I failed to score a goal. I will talk with the players and find a solution,” Bento said. “I am satisfied with scoring many goals including two penalty kicks. My first goal was to win.”