What are the "usual" excuses if your team does not win the next asian cup? I will try and list the usual excuses made by the saudi press: 1- Luck... 2- Bad ref. 3- star X (who is usualy over his 30s) did not join the team. 4- The coach sent player X too late in the match. 5- Lack of consitration by the defense(notice that thay played great... but they some how slept half of the match). 6- we are in a team buidling stage (new one to be announced after the next Asian Cup). The press has a habit of not saying that the other asain team was actually better.