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Onwards and upwards, says dejected Hamren
Published : 12 Jun 2012 11:47:13
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."