Egypt was held to a 1-1 draw by New Zealand on Sunday (July 29th) in their second Olympic Games Group C match.
"We deserved to win the game, but we were very unlucky during the match," Egypt's U-23 assistant coach Tarek El-Said was quoted as saying by Ahram online.
Egyptian players squandered numerous chances to score throughout the 90-minute game.
"We wasted several chances to score, while our rivals successfully used a free kick to score their only goal," he said, referencing Chris Wood's 17th-minute strike off a New Zealand corner kick.
Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah tied the score five minutes before the break.
On Wednesday, Egypt will face Belarus in their final group game in Glasgow.
"The game against Belarus will be decisive for both teams," said El-Said. "We must beat the European side in order to qualify for the second round."