Saturday, October 21, 2017

Advocaat disappointed by Russia exit

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 17 Jun 2012

6 Views

Russia coach Dick Advocaat has lamented his side’s elimination from Euro 2012 after they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Greece on Saturday.

The Russians, semi-finalists in 2008, began the day in top spot in Group A, only needing a draw against the Euro 2004 winners to advance to the last eight.

However, they were lethargic at the National Stadium in Warsaw, and were made to pay when Giorgos Karagounis struck in the second minute of added time at the end of the first half to secure progression.

Advocaat, who is set to take the reins at PSV, paid tribute to the Greeks before offering his thoughts on the failed campaign.

“We played quite well, pushed forward but the other team defended well. I thought we played really well in the first half,” the Dutchman said after the game.

“Giving respect to Greece, they were hard to play against in the second half.

“I’m not really too interested in what others say about me. My staff worked really hard, we were undefeated for 16 matches.

“We were unfortunate. We should have won today but that’s football so compliments to Greece.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
More More
Top