Czech coach Michal Bilek admitted graciously that his side had been outclassed in the 1-0 defeat to Portugal.
"The Portuguese were the best side, much stronger in the footballing sense," said the 47-year-old.
"Their attack is very strong. Petr Cech pulled off some stunning saves to keep us in the game.
"We had wanted to play with a solid defence and rely on the counter-attack, but we started to run out of energy during the second-half."