(IranSportsPress – Marca) – Iran are set to face Spain in their second game of 2018 World Cup and their coach, Carlos Queiroz, has warned that his team can cause problems to La Roja.
The former Real Madrid tactician has also praised his players’ spirit, as well as their individual talent.
“We don’t have supermen like Spain, but we can do super things,” he told the press conference prior the game.
“What worries me is that my players enter the field concentrated and with a positive attitude.
“There is nothing more to say about players like Isco, [Marco] Asensio and [Andres] Iniesta.
“If one of them doesn’t play, it will be another.”
The Portuguese coach went on to claim that Fernando Hierro is what La Roja needed to keep the players together after Julen Lopetegui’s dismissal.
“What happened with Lopetegui is a rare situation,” he added.
“It’s ironic for me because I fought so much with Jorge Valdano, so that Fernando didn’t leave Madrid and have him as a player.
“Now the irony puts us face to face, I know Hierro well and he is the perfect person to unite a broken Spain.”
Asked about the upcoming game, Queiroz has explained that there are not many things to do in order to uphold Spain.
“It isn’t easy to play against Spain and if I tell you how we are going to do it, that isn’t going to help us,” he noted.
“We are here to compete, we don’t want excuses and we play for the colours of our national team.
“If there was a magic formula to stop Spain, a million euros wouldn’t be much to pay for it.
“We can’t focus on Spain and we should think of ourselves, [as] no team is perfect and that is the magic of football.
“If it was an NBA game it would be different, but in football we see that every game is a lottery.
“Anyone can win the best in the world, if they have a bad day.
“We have a lot of respect for the Spanish team, but we have nothing to lose.”