Dejected St Ledger disappointed with defeat
Irish goal scorer Sean St Ledger was disappointed at the manner in which the Republic of Ireland lost to Croatia in their Group C opener but said he was still hopeful of progressing to the quarter-finals.
"It was a poor performance by our standards and the goals we conceded were sloppy," said St Ledger, who hadn't scored all season for his club Leicester City.
"I'm happy I scored but disappointed to have lost this game as we had targeted this one in getting something from it given the two other games that lie ahead.
"Still we showed plenty of spirit towards the end and we can still hope to go through to the last eight."
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