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Georgia coach bemoans his team's luck but praises 'fantastic' Coleman

Vladimir Weiss feels his side should have got more out of this evening’s game.

Vladimir Weiss watches tonight's match from the sidelines.
Vladimir Weiss watches tonight's match from the sidelines.
Image: Brian Lawless

GEORGIA COACH VLADIMIR Weiss was clearly frustrated after seeing his side narrowly beaten at the Aviva Stadium tonight.

While encouraged with the overall display, Weiss lamented his side’s failure to take their chances, particularly during a first half in which they looked the superior team at times.

“When you don’t score goals, you cannot take points,” he said. “We showed good quality in the first half, we had three chances to score.

“I hope in the future this team can play better and better and better. This is not easy, three or four months making a new team.

“We played well against Austria and we have played well against Ireland. But we have zero points. This is football.

“It’s not only unlucky. It is unlucky, but as I have said from the first day, we cannot make one mistake.”

Weiss recognised that match-winner Seamus Coleman was a dangerous player and criticised his side’s failure to curb the Everton man’s threat ultimately.

“We must lock up Coleman every time. One chance brought success for Ireland. He’s a fantastic player, but we made one mistake and Ireland scored.

“Okay, I’m not happy today, but I’m not disappointed with the result.

“Ireland have four points, Austria have four points and we have played twice very well. This is football.

“There wasn’t much else in it, just the one mistake.”

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