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EM After 1:1 in opposition to Slovakia

“A disgrace” – Romania’s coach takes on the critics

In rage after the triumph: Edward Iordanescu spoke out after the suspicion against his team In rage after the triumph: Edward Iordanescu spoke out after the suspicion against his team

In rage after the triumph: Edward Iordanescu spoke out after the suspicion in opposition to his crew

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Many had anticipated a draw between Romania and Slovakia. In the top, each groups managed to advance. After the ultimate whistle, nevertheless, the Romanian coach verbally criticized the critics, despite the fact that the anticipated consequence had really come about.

AWhen the good celebrations had been over and the enjoyment of the stunning group victory had subsided, Romania's coach used the massive stage to reply. After the group last of the European Football Championship in opposition to Slovakia, he took difficulty with critics and vehemently denied any hypothesis of dishonest that had been made beforehand.

“Some people should apologize to us,” mentioned Edward Iordanescu: “It is clear that both teams gave their all. To talk like that before the game and to make such accusations against the teams and the players is a disgrace,” mentioned the profitable coach on Wednesday night in Frankfurt after the 1:1 draw.

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Even earlier than kick-off, it was clear {that a} draw would take each groups into the spherical of 16. That was the consequence in the long run. The match was up and down, nevertheless, and each groups had probabilities. It was solely within the last section that efforts to attain a profitable objective waned just a little. Even when a storm swept by way of the stadium in the midst of the second half, the groups didn’t use the heavy rain, lightning and thunder as an excuse to be passive. Instead, either side continued to have quite a few scoring alternatives.

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“We showed that we have character. Romania always plays with character. If we had lost, we would have gone home with dignity,” mentioned Iordanescu. Because the favorites Belgium and Ukraine performed 0-0 within the parallel match, Romania even completed Group E because the stunning first place.

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Francesco Calzona, head coach of Slovakia, was additionally irritated by the various doomsayers earlier than the sport and pressured on the press convention after the match: “Nobody can say that my team didn't give it their all for 90 minutes. Romania wanted to win the game just as much as we did, that was quite clear.”