Qatar supervisor Felix Sanchez has hailed fan assist in the course of the dwelling nation’s disastrous 2-0 defeat to Ecuador, regardless of many followers leaving effectively earlier than the ultimate whistle.
The Qataris obtained their dwelling FIFA World Cup off to the worst attainable begin on Sunday night, conceding two first half Enner Valencia objectives and customarily being performed off of the park.
Whereas the official attendance on the recreation was over 57,000 on the Al Bayt Stadium, many followers had left previous to the beginning of the second half, and by the eightieth minute mark it was clear that the bottom was nearer to being empty than it was to being full.
Regardless of this enormous exodus of Qatar followers, supervisor Felix Sanchez was fast to reward the assist, stating: “We felt backed and supported and we hope for the following recreation, individuals will really feel prouder and hold supporting us to the top of the event. The environment was nice, individuals had been very a lot wanting ahead to this recreation.”
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Sanchez did, nonetheless, lament his facet’s efficiency on the day as they turned the primary host nation to ever lose the opening recreation of a World Cup: “There is no excuse, we wish to congratulate our opponents, they deserved to win.
“There may be a number of room for enchancment. Possibly the duty and nerves obtained one of the best of us. We did not begin effectively. It was a horrible begin really.
“We knew [a defeat] might occur and the consequence can generally be troublesome. We’ll attempt to be taught from right now and I am fully certain we are going to make individuals really feel extra proud of our efficiency.”