Ukraine defender Oleksandr Zinchenko questioned his side’s mentality after their 1-0 defeat to Austria and missed the chance of automatic qualification for the Euro 2020 knockout stages.
just needed to avoid defeat to secure second place, but
's side were lazy to produce attacking quality and now have to wait to see whether their three points will be enough to progress from Group C as one of four best third-place teams.
close-range goal gave
the ticket for Wembley's last-16 meeting with
After the game,Manchester City
expressed his frustration and labeled Ukraine’s performance unacceptable.
"I'm so disappointed,"
Manchester City's Zinchenko told UEFA.
"I don't even know what to say.
"Our performance in the first half was unacceptable. The way we behaved on the pitch was unacceptable.
"We felt very well ahead of the game in the training sessions, but nothing worked for us tonight.
"I don't think Austria's physical qualities were the key reason for our defeat. I think it's more about the mentality.
"We have to be the winners on the pitch. We have to fight and try to win all individual duels. But now we, probably, just have to accept our level."
On the other hand, Austria coach
was happy with his side’s show, but he did not like the question relating to
"We managed to achieve something historic. We wrote history,"
"And you ask me such a question? Just be happy with us, with the team.
"You ask me such a question, how I would evaluate the performance of Marko Arnautovic? Just tell us we played well.
"Don't be mad at me, but I don't like questions like that. I don't want to answer them.
"I'm happy with him, I'm satisfied with him and he showed on the pitch what I was expecting."
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