BRUSSELS – Austria coach, Franco Foda, acknowledged that his team failed to create “real opportunities” against the Netherlands, a “great team with extraordinary forwards” who won 2-0 in Amsterdam.
“We conceded a penalty goal, for 20 minutes the game was even and then we lost too many balls. Every ball we lost hurt,” said the German coach who directs the Austrian team.
The Austrian team, which beat North Macedonia 3-1 on the first day, getting their first victory in history in the final phase of a European Championship, will play the pass to the second round against Ukraine on the third day.
“We wanted to get more, but we played against a great team with extraordinary forwards,” added Foda, who assured that his team tried “for 90 minutes.”
“We lost too many balls with too much speed. We have to improve in our last game against Ukraine,” added the coach.
Along with Foda, the Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic appeared at a press conference, who also regretted that the team did not create danger.
“We did not create real opportunities, we have to improve on this,” summed up the Bayer Leverkusen defender.