Euro 2016: Football was ‘unfair’, a best group lost, says Croatia manager Ante Cacic

134 views Leave a comment

Lens, FranceCroatia manager Ante Cacic on Saturday claimed football was “unfair” after his side mislaid their Euro 2016 final 16 strife with Portugal 1-0 due to Ricardo Quaresma’s leader 3 mins from a finish of extra-time.

Cacic’s side dominated for prolonged durations in Lens with Portugal luminary Cristiano Ronaldo resigned until Croatian goalkeeper Danijel Subasic palmed his shot into Quaresma’s trail to conduct home.

Football Soccer - Croatia v Portugal - EURO 2016 - Round of 16 - Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens, France - 25/6/16 Croatia conduct manager Ante Cacic reacts after a game. ReutersFootball Soccer - Croatia v Portugal - EURO 2016 - Round of 16 - Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens, France - 25/6/16 Croatia conduct manager Ante Cacic reacts after a game. Reuters

Croatia conduct manager Ante Cacic reacts after a game. Reuters

However, Cacic refuted suggestions his side had crumbled underneath a vigour of being classed as favourites after violence fortifying champions Spain on Tuesday to tip Group D.

“We can't contend football is fair, we had many chances, we dominated for a whole match, so it was not a psychological problem,” pronounced Cacic.

“The best group doesn’t always win and that happened tonight.”

Portugal now face Poland in a quarter-finals in Marseille and Cacic certified he knew Croatia had missed out on a smashing possibility to go distant in a foe after alighting on a conflicting half of a pull to normal giants Germany, France, Spain, Italy and England. “Of march we am unequivocally sad, we had a good chance, a pull was ideal for us,” he added.

“We knew we had a unequivocally open partial of a pull opposite Poland, though that is contest football. Portugal are a unequivocally clever team, we honour my players for their effort.

“I am certain Portugal are a high peculiarity group with some gifted players and we consider Portugal are a favorites now (to strech a final).”

RELATED ITEMS