Serbia from glory to despair – footballers in disbelief, national coach frustrated

The Serbian football team played 3:3 against Cameroon, losing a two-goal lead in Doha.

Source: B92
Foto: Tanjug/AP Photo/Francisco Seco
Foto: Tanjug/AP Photo/Francisco Seco

The Eagles are in danger of qualifying for the knockout phase of the World Cup because they have scored only one point from the first two matches.

In the third round, Serbia will play Switzerland, which they will have to beat to advance, but only if the Swiss lose to Brazil this Monday (17:00).

Serbia will play its next match on Friday, December 2, at 8 p.m. with Switzerland, which in the meantime is playing against Brazil.

Dusan Tadic, captain of the national team:

They take the lead, we turn it around and have everything under control and then we received two goals. There were a lot of positive things, there were also negative ones. We have to be positive, we have already shown that we can win decisive games.

We are pleased with the offensive game and the chances created, we could have scored many more goals. We hope that goals will come in when it's most needed. Maybe we need better communication between players. To talk and to know exactly what is happening. We learn that from each of us.

Serbia\'s national coach: Dragan Stojkovic Piksi

There is no doubt that it is the most interesting match. Only we know how it is for us coaches. We feel a lot of frustration with the results. 3:1 is a big advantage and you need to be intelligent to bring the game to the end as you want. Some mistakes cost us dearly. Unnecessary exit from the back line. An attempt to make some offside. This is unacceptable and prohibited at this level.

We managed to create colossal chances, I don't know how it could have been missed. We are a team that can create chances. I am happy that we are making them and that we scored three goals. But we must not concede goals. We had two forced changes - Pavlović and Veljković - which I didn\'t want to change, but I had to because of injuries.

We support Brazil. We\'ll see, we'll see, this championship you can see how many strange results there are. We have to wait and see where we stand. Now the most important thing is to see what is the situation with the players, what is the severity of the injuries, who will we be able to count on. We don\'t have much time, we have to turn to what awaits us.


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