We need much more than a step of magic in 2018 World Cup: Carlos Queiroz
Carlos Queiroz believes that in Russia 2018 Team Melli faces the biggest challenge in Iran’s World Cup history.
The head coach of Iran national football team wrote on his Facebook account: “We must be united to face this huge challenge.”
Referring to the groups which Iran was drawn in the four previous presence in World Cups, Queiroz added: “We need much more than a step of magic in our preparation. We need a magic leadership to guide and execute one special, creative, innovative World Cup Preparation Program that can support and develop our local based players to another level, that is to the international football standards.”
“The reality it is, that we need to improve our players based in Iran in order to increase our chances to compete with success in Russia 2018. The truth is that our domestic league standards are far away from international technical demands, and from the intensity and game rhythm of the best championships.
We don’t have another option.” He wrote.
The Portuguese coach pointed to what Team Melli should do to be able to compete with their big rivals in World Cup: “It is imperative that our local based players can be submitted to one systematic and long term Preparation Program, during this season, in order to reduce the gap and increase our chances to succeed. Not to accept, or not to face this fact, like it or not, is to commit suicide.”
“I truly hope and wish all members of our football community understand the present situation, so they can show the commitment, support and cooperation on behalf of Team Melli interests,” he added.