Wednesday, 19. June 2013 - 07:06
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Croatian football coach Slaven Bilic was proud of his side and called them heroes despite losing 1-0 to Spain and with it exiting the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine.
Bilic, who lead Croatia for the final time, was happy with how his side played but was not happy with the referee in last night's match, writes daily newspaper 24sata.
"I want to congratulate my players, we played a heroic match. We knew that we would have to be aggressive and concentrate on defending, but we knew we would create at least one chance, we had that with Rakitic's, if we scored we would be now in the quarter finals." said Bilic.
Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, who had a chance to put Croatia ahead when he had a free header from six yards, says he wont be able to sleep for days.
"I didnt make the most of the chance, not my team mates. There will be a few sleepless nights. We left everything on the pitch, I left my soul out there," said Rakitic.
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