Three-time AFC Cup winners Kuwait SC were close to victory thanks to Faisal Al Harbi’s second half strikes but substitute Mohammad Malta salvaged a point for Tishreen with his goal in the eighth minute of added time at the Amman International Stadium.
Juarez said the final result didn’t reflect the performance of the two sides in the match..
“I’m really happy with the performance of the players,” said Juarez. “However, I’m surprised with what happened as we surrendered the win in the final seconds.
“We played against a tough team but we were the better side. The result of the match doesn’t reflect the performance of the two teams on the pitch.”
Tishreen head coach Maher Bahri also felt the result was not fair for his team although he was proud of the performance of his players who lacked the experience of playing at such a stage.
“I’m proud with the performance of my team who had the better possession,” said Bahri. “We missed several scoring chances while we also made some mistakes which gave the chance for our opponents to score.”
“This is our first participation in the AFC Cup and we lack experience playing in a competition of this nature. We also have many young players who did well tonight.
“It was a very difficult task for us to get back into the match and salvage a point but we eventually made it, although I think that the draw was not fair for us.”
Tishreen next play Jordan’s Al Faisaly on Monday while Kuwait SC will take on Palestine’s Al Ama’ari Center.