Gareth Southgate has admitted that the defeat against Croatia was very difficult for his players.
The head coach of the England squad Gareth Southgate commented on the results of the semifinal match of the 2018 world Cup with Croatia.
“We played well in the first half. I am pleased with how we controlled the ball. When we create chances, we must score the second.
In the second half we had to withstand a long period of pressure. The extra-time was equal, but the Croats were always dangerous and they have strong players. In the end they convert their chances, and we are unable to answer. I wish them all the best, they’ve been incredible the way to the final, they have a very talented and experienced players.
Now we are all experiencing the pain of defeat. We waited for this? Honestly – no. When you play as well as we in the first half, you want to realize your chance. Now the locker room is a very complex place.
Honestly, the match for third place is a game in which no one wants to appear. Every time we put on a t-shirt, always want to win. But in the next 24 hours will be very hard to test and configure all,” said Southgate.
Earlier it was reported that the team of Croatia in a tight match proved to be stronger than England.
See also video goals of the match Croatia – England.
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