Amman: Syria head coach Nizar Mahrous rued missed possibilities as his aspect performed out a 1-1 draw in opposition to the UAE at King Abdullah II Stadium on Tuesday in Matchday Two of the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Street to Qatar Group A.
Ali Mabkhout latched onto an extended cross from centre-back Shahin Abdulrahman, seizing on a mistake from Syrian goalkeeper Ibrahim Alma to comb dwelling the UAE’s opener.
Creator of the UAE aim Abdulrahman turned perpetrator as he didn’t clear Mahmood Al Mawas’ cross from the proper flank, permitting substitute Mahmood Al Baher to drill dwelling the equaliser.
Syria might need discovered their first aim of the marketing campaign following their 1-0 defeat by Islamic Republic of Iran, nevertheless it took a number of missed alternatives by Omar Khribin and firm earlier than the again of the online was discovered, and Mahrous believes his aspect might have been a couple of targets up on the last whistle.
“I want to congratulate the UAE for the purpose they bought,” mentioned the 58-year-old.
“We deserved to win, and we deserved to win simply too. We wasted a ton of possibilities, unbelievable possibilities particularly within the first half.
“We struggled a bit with accidents, and inadequate preparations however that is solely the beginning of the Qualifiers, and the gamers did their finest. Hopefully recreation by recreation we are going to maintain bettering. What actually pleases me is that we created a whole lot of possibilities and examined the Emirati defence, however they have been fortunate to not concede.”
A second draw on the trot for the UAE leaves head coach Bert van Marwijk’s males in third place with clashes in opposition to IR Iran and Iraq developing in October, and the Dutchman felt his aspect might have performed higher on Tuesday.
“I’m not happy. We have been 1-0 up and wasted a whole lot of possibilities particularly within the second half the place we had 4 possibilities in 10 minutes, so actually I used to be not happy with the efficiency,” mentioned the previous Netherlands, Australia and Saudi Arabia coach.
“We nonetheless have an opportunity to qualify, and I imagine if we maintain going at this price, we will get wins. You can’t predict the long run, however I’ve full confidence within the nationwide group and within the gamers.
“All stats present our superiority within the recreation, we had a whole lot of possibilities, however we improved within the second half. Soccer is not only concerning the efficiency; it’s about probability creation and scoring. We weren’t lucky to take our possibilities.”
Syria journey to Korea Republic on October 7 earlier than welcoming Lebanon to their adopted dwelling in Amman 5 days later.