Russian national football team coach Stanislav Cherchesov commented on his team’s 4:1 defeat in Belgium clash, at the Saint-Petersburg’s Krestovsky stadium, Saturday.
Cherchesov praised the winners saying that his team “did not reach the necessary level” to beat Belgium and was not “ready to play that good during all 90 minutes [of the clash].”
He also explained why his players were not really... Еще good in defending its own goal posts. “We did not want to stand still on the defensive end,” he said, adding that his side really wanted to enjoy “open football” against such a strong team as Belgium.
Cherchesov’s counterpart Roberto Martinez, in turn, highlighted that Belgium team was that good because all the players were committed to the team and managed to “put their careers on the side” while wearing the national football team uniform.
After the win Belgium secured the top spot in Euro 2020’s Group 1.