He also pointed to the Cubans’ hospitality and said "The hotel and the food are very good. Quality Spanish food is served,” adding, "This is the land of the Spanish and of Che Quevera and is different from Italy and Iran.”
"Cuba has a young team. They may not show all their abilities in short time. They played different games against Germany, Serbia, Italy, and Russia. I think that in the first place we must play well before Cuba. I must also tell the people of Iran not to think much of the win over Italy, because there’s a different story behind every match,” Velasco said.