New Delhi: Indian football coach Savio Medeira and his Maldives counterpart Istvan Urbanyi were involved in a war of attrition, with the latter terming the home side lucky to have come out 3-1 victorious in the semifinal of the SAFF Championships here on Friday.
Hungarian Urbanyi, who had said before the semifinals that Maldives have more quality players than any side in the tournament, continued his on-your-face attitude even after his side failed to make it to the final of the regional tournament.
"India were lucky to have won the match. The Indian coach said that the team which made less mistakes will win the tournament. But I said luck is very important. It was 1-1 deadlock and then India got the penalty and we had enough chances to restore parity again, but we could not. So it was bad luck for us," Urbanyi told reporters at the post-match press conference.