2022-11-24 16:38:00

'I mean no disrespect' - Canada coach Herdman admits 'F Croatia' statement could offend World Cup opponent

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By Mitchell Wilks
  • Herdman took aim at Croatia
  • Admitted comments could've caused offence
  • Insists remarks key to Canada's mentality

WHAT HAPPENED? Following a narrow defeat to Belgium in their World Cup opener, Canada were rightly frustrated and Herdman echoed that sentiment in his post-match interview. He insisted that they must go again and F Croatia in their next game, though, which took plenty of people by surprise. He's since been asked about those comments by Croatian media.

WHAT HE SAID: Great question. Yeah I did, he confirmed, when asked if that was what he said by a Croatian reporter ahead of their second game on Sunday, adding: I mean, you say those things in an impassioned moment trying to inspire your team in a huddle. And when youre asked a question What did you say that huddle? Its what I said.

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