Saudi Arabia Coach, Juan Antonio Pizzi has stated that his side is prepared to play their best game against Uruguay.
“It’s clear that we have other priorities, beyond winning the game, we have to show our competitive ability,” Pizzi said.
“Besides tactics, we have to show our ability to fight. It’s the only way to play a game of football.
“Even more so against a team that make that a key part of their game. The least we can do is fight with the same energy as them.”
The former Valencia coach also blamed himself for the Saudi’s opening day humiliation in the 5-0 defeat to hosts Russia. “I’m the responsible one, we have to make up for the feeling from the first game,” he said.
“We’re prepared to play a good game (against Uruguay).” Saudi Arabia will be unable to progress to the last-16 if they suffer defeat in their second game, which is against Uruguay on Wednesday at Rostov Arena, Russia.
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