Carvalho points to lack of goals

30 June 2010 01:10

Portugal defender Ricardo Carvalho has blamed his side's misfiring attacking stars after their World Cup came to an end on Tuesday with a 1-0 defeat to Spain.

Carlos Queiroz's side managed to score in only one of their four matches in the finals - albeit an impressive 7-0 bludgeoning of North Korea - and failed to take what chances did come their way against the European champions.

"I think you need more offensively," Carvalho said. "We defended well but you have to create more chances to score. We were just playing on the counter-attack and I think you need more to win this kind of game."

He added: "Everyone wants to do better but the reality was sometimes we lost the ball quickly and it was difficult because Spain had more possession and were more dangerous.

"Of course, we had one or two chances and if you score then it could be different. But in the end we should do more offensively to try to win the game."

Source: PA

World Cup Group G

Belgium 1 0 0 3 3
England 1 0 0 1 3
Tunisa 0 0 1 -1 0
Panama 0 0 1 -3 0
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