Uzbekistan started their AFC U-19 Women’s Championship campaign with a loss to China as they received a 2-0 defeat from the hosts at Jiangging Sports Centre Stadium on Sunday.
After the opening match against China, Uzbekistan head coach, Bahrom Norsafarov attended the press conference.
“I am happy with our game today. I can say, the match was actually 50-50”, starts his speech.
“We could score and they could score, but in football, you have to have a bit of luck. We weren’t lucky today – that’s why we couldn’t score. We conceded a goal we didn’t expect. Luck wasn’t on our side.”
“After that unlucky game (where China PR beat Uzbekistan 9-0) two years ago, we analysed everything. Tactics, how to play, everything. We made selections of new players and did a huge amount of work to prepare. That’s why we have improved so much.”