Latvia coach Marians Pahars admitted that his side were forced to play more defensively than he intended in their 3-0 home defeat by Iceland.
I think it was a very good game, until we were left with ten men. Iceland are a fantastic team, but it wasn't a surprise for me, as we studied them before the game. But tonight we just couldn't cope with them. They just were better.
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