The head coach of Russian national team Leonid Slutsky spoke at the postgame press conference after the game against Wales.
“After this tournament, you need to make the other person tried to prepare the team for future competitions.
You can say anything. I would like to apologize to the fans, they are very well supported. We are very sorry that we fell short of its hopes and ingloriously leave the EURO. The last time was more defensive variant of the composition, this time more offensive. It’s not about the lineups.
A lot of what lacked today. We were not able to show neither the nature nor the will nor the skill. When you lose on all counts, it is difficult to select a single episode in which something is not enough. Not enough of all, and, unfortunately, is a reality.
The team could be better, and then I take all the blame. I trained the team for this tournament and therefore was not able to find optimal relationships. The guys tried their best, but some of my mistakes did not allow them to speak more efficiently.
We knew the level of bale and Ramsey. Today they have once again confirmed, but we are disappointed with his play and the fact that are unable to meet the expectations of a large number of fans in the stands and on television,” said Slutsky.
We will remind, Russia has lost the Wales (0:3) and finished fourth in group b, thus ceasing their performances at Euros.
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