Radovan Ćurčić, Serbian coach:
I was expecting both teams to have chances. But we conceded the goals in the worst moments so it's very hard to turn the result around against a Portugal side that is good and particularly menacing on the counterattack. The first goal was a defensive mistake, we reacted too late. We had problems on set-pieces, but credit to Portugal.
After it we had to take risks, we scored and should we have stayed level for five minutes or so things could have been different, but instead we conceded again. I don't have anything to point out to my players, all justified their selection. Portugal are better, as the table shows.
Serbia coach Radovan Ćurčić has announced his 23-man squad for the forthcoming UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against Portugal.
Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojković (Maccabi Haifa FC), Željko Brkić (Cagiari Calcio) and Milan Lukač (FK Partizan).
Defenders: Branislav Ivanović (Chelsea FC), Dušan Basta (SS Lazio), Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City FC), Matija Nastasić (FC Schalke 04), Nenad Tomović (ACF Fiorentina), Nikola Maksimović (Torino FC), Duško Tošić (Gençlerbirliği SK) and Ivan Obradović (KV Mechelen).
Midfielders: Nemanja Matić (Chelsea FC), Radosav Petrović (Gençlerbirliği SK), Luka Milivojević (Olympiacos FC), Nemanja Gudelj (AZ Alkmaar), Filip Đuričić (Southampton FC), Adem Ljajić (AS Roma), Zoran Tošić (PFC CSKA Moskva), Dušan Tadić (Southampton FC) and Filip Kostić (VfB Stuttgart).
Forwards: Aleksandar Mitrović (RSC Anderlecht), Lazar Marković (Liverpool FC), Petar Škuletić (FC Lokomotiv Moskva).
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