Tajikistan National team coach, whose team was beaten by Philippines 2-1 in the group match to crash out from the Championship, said that Azkals were not the title contender in the competition.
Speaking with Filipin reporters Sunday night in Kathmandu, Bosnian Coach Kemal Alispahic said, "No Chance".
“Turkmenistan is very good. The Philippines do not play football.”
The Bosnian coach, who is only 20 days into his job with the Tajik national team, didn’t give the Azkals credit for the win, saying his squad beat themselves.
“My players were tired,” said Alispahic, whose squad took a first half lead, before yielding two to the Azkals in the second half. “It would have been different if we had more rest.”
Alispahic said “The Philippines only knows how to play long balls.”
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