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Igoris Pankratjevas, Lithuania coach

The Swiss team makes you pay for every small mistake and we suffered. We chose more defensive tactics and Switzerland controlled possession. We used all our chances on the counterattacks that we had. We scored the first goal and we gained confidence. We wanted to score again, but conceded instead. I was pleased with the dedication from all the players on the pitch.

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14/06/ newsdesk

Lithuania coach Igoris Pankratjevas admitted his side’s preparations and confidence have been far from perfect ahead of their game against Switzerland, following a series of five defeats, including two recent friendly match losses last week against Hungary and Malta. "It’s our own fault that we spoiled our mood recently," Pankratjevas said. "It’s a pity there are also a few players injured. Meanwhile Switzerland has players in top clubs and their coach will have a nice headache of choosing from 20 or so top players. Our first target will be avoiding conceding."

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14/06/201512:42Vaidotas Januška, Vilnius

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