Lens, France: Croatia 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.
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).”