Iran manager Carlos Quieroz has launched a rare attack on BBC pundit Jurgen Klinsmann over the German legend’s comments about his side during their 2-0 World Cup win over Wales. The Middle East side bounced back from their opening 6-2 defeat to England to seal a dramatic late victory over the Welsh, giving themselves a probability of qualifying for the last-16 because of this.
Former Tottenham striker Klinsmann, nevertheless, was left removed from impressed with among the Iranian conduct on the pitch, and suggested they manipulated the referee into giving decisions their way. Taking aim at Quieroz and his side, Klinsmann said: “Carlos matches very well with the national team and their culture, he failed in South America with Colombia after which didn’t qualify with Egypt, and he got here in right before the World Cup with Iran, where he worked for a very long time.
“It is just not by coincidence, it is a component of their culture, how they play. They worked the referee. They work the linesman and fourth official, they’re continuously of their ear. There have been quite a lot of incidents we didn’t see. That is their culture, they take you off your game.”
Now, nevertheless, Quieroz has responded via his Instagram account, and posted a protracted and scathing message addressed to Klinsmann. “Dear Jurgen,” it began. “You took the initiative to call me Carlos, so I think it’s proper to call you Jurgen. Right? Even not knowing me personally, you query my character with a typical prejudiced judgment of superiority.
“Regardless of how much I can respect what you probably did contained in the pitch, those remarks about Iran Culture, Iran National Team and my Players are a disgrace to Football. No person can hurt our integrity if it is just not at our level, after all.
“Even saying so, we would love to ask you as our guest, to come back to our National Team Camp, socialize with Iran players and learn from them in regards to the Country, the people of Iran, the poets and art, the algebra, all of the millennial Persian culture… And likewise listen from our players how much they love and respect Football.
“As American/German, we understand your no support. No problem.”
Klinsmann is considered one of the members of Qatar’s Technical Study Group, which goals to offer evaluation of all matches within the tournament while increasing and developing understanding of the sport internationally.
And Quieroz went on to induce Klinsmann to step down from this role if he desires to take up the invitation to go to the training ground. He concluded: “And despite your outrageous remarks on BBC attempting to undermine our efforts, sacrifices and skills, we promise you that we are going to not produce any judgments regarding your culture, roots and background and that you’ll all the time be welcome to our Family.
“At the identical time, we just wish to follow with full attention what might be the choice of FIFA regarding your position as a member of Qatar 2022 Technical Study Group. Because, obviously, we expect you to resign before you visit our camp.”
It’s a typically outspoken post from Queiroz, and it can be intriguing to see if Klinsmann responds, or whether he’s asked about it next time he works as a pundit for the BBC.