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Euro 2016: Hungary deserved equaliser against Iceland, says coach Storck

Marseille (France): Hungary coach Bernd Storck felt his side claimed the least they deserved after snatching a 1-1 draw with Iceland in their Euro 2016 Group F clash on Saturday.

 

Birkir Saevarsson put the ball into his own net with two minutes remaining which prevented Iceland from holding onto the lead given to them by Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty.

Iceland defender Birkir Saevarsson (right) scores an own goal during the Euro 2016 Group F match against Hungary at Stade Velodrome  in Marseille, France on Saturday. pic/AFP
Iceland defender Birkir Saevarsson (right) scores an own goal during the Euro 2016 Group F match against Hungary at Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France on Saturday. Pic/AFP

Storck said, “I’m proud of my side, that we had so much possession and played football, always trying to stretch the game. We’re very happy with our performance and the late goal. It was a big bit of luck but a deserved one because we dominated the game.”

Hungary coach Bernd Storck
Hungary coach Bernd Storck

Storck paid tribute to the resilience of Iceland, who also drew against Portugal in their opener. He said: “Iceland have a lot of experience — that’s why it was difficult for us. Considering their results in qualifying against the Czech Republic, Netherlands and Turkey, they’re a top team — that’s what you can’t forget.

“We couldn’t create many chances, Iceland defended cleverly, although it was better in the second half. We never gave up and always believed in ourselves.”

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