Cyprus gets a lot of positives from the match with Russia, the Federal coach, Nikos Kostenoglou, pointed out in the press conference.
On the defeat by Russia : “When we lose I can not be happy but there was a lot of effort. The team took initiatives and especially after 60 we made phases but the Russians scored goals at crucial points. From this game we get a lot of positives and we win more players. “We have one last game and we are going to face it with dignity.”
For the game that follows against Slovakia: “To every opponent regardless of level because we are in the most difficult group we go to win what we can. In the long run this will change and we will be able to do more. With the improvement of several footballers we are slowly winning. Let's not forget that the team is radically different from March. The synchronization of the players plays an important role “.
On whether there were penalties in favor of Cyprus: “The team showed personality. I can not criticize if there were penalties. There were phases but I can not be sure “
For the defeat from Malta: “In the game with Malta, strange things happened before and during the match. As long as we were 11 the score was 0-0. Such a defeat reacts negatively to psychology. But I'm optimistic about these guys. Our National team over time will get results that no one expects. The conclusions are pleasant regardless of whether the defeat came today “.
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