Onwards and upwards, says dejected Hamren

12 June 2012 11:47

Swedish coach Erik Hamren said on Tuesday he and his players would spend a day brooding after their 2-1 defeat by co-hosts Ukraine in their opening Group D clash.

"It was not the happiest bus ride of my life," admitted the always frank Swede.

"When you lose, and when you are not happy with your performance, it is never a happy time. No-one talks, it is very quiet.

"I did not sleep much. I worked till the small hours (0130GMT) and I got up at 0400GMT.

"But I am not complaining, thats life," added a visibly dejected Hamren.

"The players are capable of doing their own navel-gazing," he said.

"They are winners, they don't like to lose.

"They can do their brooding today, that suits me, and I will do the same.

"But from tomorrow (Wednesday), it is crucial we begin again with a new attitude."

Source: AFP