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Stepanenko: the Judge believed the actions of the fans

Степаненко: Судья поддавался на действия фанатов

Ukraine midfielder Taras Stepanenko commented on the exit of his team in the final of Euro 2016.

The opponents pressed, it was clear their attitude, much provoked. The judge believed the actions of the public. It had an effect. In the second half we started to relax play. Could have scored earlier.

We requested that the pitch was watered before the game, and its not watered, and then it turned out that in the second half, the dew fell, or during the break watered field, but the field was wet. I made a false move, slipped, and hit people.. Thank God that Andrei came to the rescue,“ — said Stepanenko on air of TV channel Football 1.

We will remind, the national team of Ukraine in the second leg match played a draw with Slovenia (1:1) and on aggregate (3:1) came out at Euro 2016.

Please see the photo gallery: Historic match: How Ukraine achieved a draw with Slovenia
Степаненко: Судья поддавался на действия фанатов