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Mixed emotions after Luxembourg hold Belarus

A 1-1 draw between Luxembourg and Belarus inspired mixed emotions from the coaches with home boss Luc Holtz "happy" with the scoreline, unlike opposite number Georgi Kondratiev.

Mixed emotions after Luxembourg hold Belarus
Mixed emotions after Luxembourg hold Belarus ©UEFA.com

Luxembourg coach Luc Holtz regrets chances his side squandered in first half
Opposite number Georgi Kondratiev says his team were slow to find rhythm
Home coach "happy" with point; Kondratiev describes result as "disappointing"

Luc Holtz, Luxembourg coach
We had a fantastic first half, we should have scored more goals with all the opportunities that we created. In the second half we had problems continuing to run and fight. Our legs were too heavy. We did not have with us three experienced players [Maxime Chanot, Aurélien Joachim and Mario Mutsch] and we missed them in that key moment of the game in the second half. We are happy with one point.

Georgi Kondratiev, Belarus coach
The first game is always complicated. It is hard to find your rhythm and our control of the ball was especially bad in the first half. The second half was better but we did not score enough goals when we had opportunities. Our target was to have three points, which means we are not happy with this result. The objective of Belarus is to reach third place in the group and the play-offs and then qualify for the EURO finals. It was a disappointing result tonight.

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