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Armenian 'lions' proud to have held Serbia

"My players were like lions," said Armenia coach Bernard Challandes after Armenia were denied a win by a late Serbia goal; "this wasn't one of our better matches," added Dick Advocaat.

Highlights: Armenia v Serbia
Highlights: Armenia v Serbia

Coach Bernard Challandes proud of Armenian "lions" after 1-1 draw
Robert Arzumanyan says draw against Serbia is "a victory for us"
No disaster for Dick Advocaat, but not one of Serbia's "better matches" 
Next games: Armenia v France, Serbia v Albania (Tuesday)

Bernard Challandes, Armenia coach
My players were like lions. At the beginning of the match, I would have settled for a draw, taking into account some absent players in my team, but now I am disappointed. I am proud of my team and the game that they played.

Robert Arzumanyan, Armenia defender
Today we proved that though some players were missing, there is strength in this team and we fight until the last minute. Of course, it was difficult, but getting a point against a team like Serbia is a victory for us. I have to say we came closer to winning the match than our visitors.

Dick Advocaat, Serbia coach
I wouldn't say it was a fiasco, but this wasn't one of our better matches. Armenia defended well and it was very difficult to get through them. We should get better than this. Me and my players understand that there will be no easy games and we need to get ready for the match against Albania