Ukraine suffered the consequences of simple first-half errors against a physical Austria side in a 1-0 defeat in their final group game on Monday that likely will knock them out of the Euro 2020 tournament, coach Andriy Shevchenko said on Monday.
Christoph Baumgartner’s first-half goal sealed a slice of history for Austria as they defeated dismal Ukraine 1-0 to finish runners-up in Group C and seal a first ever place in the last 16 of the European Championship.
The Group C result leaves Ukraine sweating on what looks a slim chance that it will be among the four best third-placed teams and also earn a place in the knockout stages.
“It was physically tough for us,” Shevchenko said. “We were late everywhere. We weren’t ready. We weren’t even present in the game. This is not the level of football we want to show.”