Euro 2016 Qualifying Round – Group G
Moldova 1 – 2 Austria
[lead]Moldova coach Alexander Curtianu compared ending the match with a thriller, and head coach of Austrians Marcel Koller complained about the deletion.[/lead]
Head coach Alexander Curtianu Moldova:
Ending was like a thriller. No one knew how it ends. We wanted to score points in the last minute we had a good time. Unfortunately, did not work. Hopefully in the next game, we’ll take her, as we have good potential. Now the main task is to provide combat ready team.
To my delight, we have ambitious guys with whom you can go into battle. I love to work with these players. They quickly understood my requirements, understand the changes in our scheme. Yes, it is too early to play the first number with a strong contender, but you can not sit deep. We tried to act aggressively to prevent the Austrians broke up the attack. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.
I do not like to say, well, played well, but lost. We need a win. They will help to quickly create a team that is able to solve large problems. Support stands? It was fantastic. ‘s nice to play in such an atmosphere. He really wanted to throw shoes and get out on the football field.
Head coach Marcel Koller of Austria:
The result was a hard match for us. Task was to not lose points, and we fulfilled it. The mood was combative. We played quite aggressive in attack and created a lot of chances. Two goals needed to win, but it could end differently.
Removing complicated the situation, and in the final minutes of the opponent even pressed us to the goal, but in the end it all ended well. We won – for me and for the team this is the most important.
[blockquote size=”half” align=”left” byline=”Moldovan midfielder Artur Ionita”]Luck was not on our side. Unfortunately, in the end did not realize the time. Yes, individually Austrians a little better, but we could easily snatch a draw. With a new coach, we can do better. It takes time. Next match with Russia. I consider them the favorites of our group.[/blockquote]
Striker Igor Picusciac Moldova:
We are seriously preparing for the match against the Austrians. Coach offered us a new tactical formation. Of course, you need a little more time to achieve that teamwork between the links. The game turned out a dynamic, had a lot of scoring chances. It was hard, because the opponent is more possession of the ball, and I had to think more about the defense. It’s a shame that the decisive goal conceded after the standard position. And at the last minute missed your chance.
Moldova captain Alexandru Epureanu:
arrival of the new coach always gives additional emotional charge team. Today, we tried all the players working flat out to fight quite hard and unyielding against Austria. Affected our disease – inattention while drawing the standard provisions. We will analyze your mistakes. Nevertheless, in the qualifying tournament will spend many more matches. I am sure that we will please fans recruited glasses.
Moldovan midfielder Alexander Grandfathers:
Scored me the ball would bring a lot more joy if played with Austria at least a draw. The new tactics I was given the role in the offensive line. But today the opponent’s defenders played very strongly and tenaciously. We had some scoring chances, but could get a draw if scored in the last minute. I really wanted to please the fans that we are now fully supported. We will try to do it in the following games.
Austrian midfielder Florian Klein:
We knew that Moldova is a good team, especially at home. Did their best to carefully and correctly to play in defense, as well as active in the attack. We had an advantage, because we have a better and more controlled the ball. This has created a lot of moments in the goal net. Two goals ensured our victory. Although, I must admit, in the end had to be nervous. Once we were in the minority, we were fortunate.