“We must give Ivory Coast credit as they played a great match,” he stated after the defeat as reported by calciomercato.com.
“We started well but we couldn’t keep the gaps between our positions for the entire match.
“The Ivory Coast players are gifted with lots of talent and we didn’t put them under enough pressure for the entire match.
“Unfortunately we weren’t able to play like we normally do.”
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