YEKATERINBURG, June 15 (Sputnik) - Uruguay head coach Oscar Tabarez said on Friday that his players had the right mindset to succeed at the FIFA World Cup in Russia after Uruguay defeated Egypt 1-0 at the Yekaterinburg Arena earlier in the day.
“We played well today but there are there are things to work on… All the players want to win. [It’s] important that our team has the right mindset, among other things. We will try to win games and advance to the next stage,” Tabarez told journalists.
The head coach also said that he was “not worried” about Luis Suarez's performance as the team “knows his potential and ability” to score in the games to come.
“Why couldn't he score? I don’t know. He had his chances, maybe, you’re right saying that he did not play at his best level, but he created several opportunities – that’s a fact,” Tabarez said.
Uruguay are now second in their Group A behind hosts Russia, who thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the tournament on Thursday.
Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup will last till July 15, with a total of 64 matches set to be held at 12 stadiums across 11 cities.