Fernando Santos takes responsibility for Portugal's defeat
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Fernando Santos after the defeat of Portugal in Ukraine in qualifying for the European.
Fernando Santos addressed in a press conference the reasons that explain the defeat of Portugal in Ukraine, in qualifying match for the European.
"Portugal is usually a cold and cohesive team. After the first goal, he started to play more with his heart. He wanted to react very warmly. He started playing in a hurry against a very good team from Ukraine who had a good team. who had the ball created a danger. He scored the second goal and could have scored the third, "he said.
"I told the players to have a cool head. With the penalty we made it 2-1 and we could have risked more. We then had two, three goal chances, but this is football. The fair result would be a draw but there is no justice in We knew Ukraine perfectly I put together a strategy that I thought was the best It is my responsibility That corner from the first goal made a difference The strategy did not work It is not known if it was because of the corner goal But I am responsible, "he finished.