Register Login Scores

World Cup News

Tabarez Praises Players’ Passion

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez feels the passion of his players, and not their training, saw them to a 2-1 victory over England in their Group D, 2014 FIFA World Cup match on Thursday.

A brace from Luis Suarez saw the South American team earn their first three points of the tournament after losing their opening game 3-1 to Costa Rica.

Speaking after the match Tabarez praised the fighting spirit and togetherness of his team which saw them earn the win.

“We won because my team were fighting,” said Tabarez.

“It was not to do with the training, but the persistence and will of my players.

“Maybe we don’t play very attractive football, but we have players who give everything on the field.

“They’re very well prepared they have a very close relationship among themselves. They love their country and for us this is very important.”

Uruguay still have a way to go to ensure they progress into the knockout stages of the group.

The South American side currently sit third in the group behind Italy and Costa Rica who play on Friday.

Uruguay will face Italy in their last group game and Tabarez knows his side will have to produce a similar performance to the one that got them past England.

“We will try to do the same as we did today. A World Cup is something difficult. Tomorrow we need to focus on our next match. Our objective is to go the next stage,” concluded the Uruguayan coach.

19 comments

Top 5

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

1 Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

Khanye Lambasts Pirates For Impressive Mhango

39 Jan 18, 2022 10:51 AM in Orlando Pirates

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

5 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Usuthu Tie Down Two Stars?

11 Jan 18, 2022 04:25 PM in Siyagobhoza

Siuu! Ronaldo Shows Off R422 Million Personalized Private Jet

1 Jan 19, 2022 10:38 AM in Show Me The Money

Figo’s Figo – Bucs Star Goes Economic With Small Hatchback

7 Jan 21, 2022 10:31 AM in Stars & Their Cars

Robinho Sentenced To 9 Years In Jail

14 Jan 20, 2022 09:24 AM in World News

Nomandela: I Wanted To Play For Chiefs

48 Jan 19, 2022 11:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Bafana Ba Style – 5 Of Motsepe’s Most Stylish Moments

Jan 21, 2022 04:10 PM in Drip, Style & Swag

Frustrated Bucs Supporters Join Planned March

20 Jan 18, 2022 04:17 PM in Orlando Pirates

'World Richest Footballer' Finds New Club

9 Dec 27, 2021 02:35 PM in World News

Nomandela: I Wanted To Play For Chiefs

48 Jan 19, 2022 11:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

All The Stadiums That Will Host Afcon Matches

2 Dec 10, 2021 07:29 PM in African Football