Wednesday June 25 2014
Susic: 'Bosnian heads held high'

Bosnia Coach Safet Susic hinted he’d be walking away after an historic World Cup victory. “We go home with heads held high.”

Their 3-1 win over Iran saw them pick up the first points in their history of major tournaments.

“We dominated the game and deserved to win. Although I know that Iran wanted to progress, the victory was important for us. We can now go home with our heads held high,” Susic told reporters.

However, he also hinted that he would leave the bench, though left the door open for the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

“This was my last game at the World Cup. Unfortunately there will not be another one. Sometimes it is a nice feeling to be free of obligations. I can decide my own fate and this is my answer.

“I cannot tell you either way tonight. I said I would be sad to leave this team sometime. If I had a firm answer I would give it you.

“With a better performance and less refereeing mistakes in the second match, we would have probably had cause for a celebration today.

“We lacked experience and cool heads at crucial moments in the opening two games but I cannot complain about effort. That's just football.”