Kovac apologizes for Croatian fans, mourns missed possibilities
Croatia mentor Niko Kovac apologized for the away fans' conduct, after their 1-1 Euro 2016 qualifying attract with Italy Milan on Sunday. Flares were tossed from the Croatian unexpected halfway during the time half at San Siro, stopping play for around 10 minutes. The Croatians had the most obvious opportunity to win after the restart, with Ivan Perisic dragging a shot simply wide of the focus with Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon stranded. In any case Kovac was concerned by the conduct of the meeting fans, who goaded him afresh.
"I feel I have to discuss the off-field episodes," Kovac said. "I am extremely disillusioned about our supporters' conduct - something which had effectively happened in Switzerland in a past match. "That is the reason I needed to say sad to everybody for their conduct and activities. "I have effectively said sad to those on the pitch, the ref and the Italian players however I needed to do it again here. "I am positively sad for our fans' conduct." Kovac said his side were shocking not to take every one of the three focuses and protect their ideal qualifying fight, as they stayed level with Italy on 10 focuses in Group H. "I imagine that we fundamentally controlled the amusement for the full 90 minutes," Kovac said. "Italy were great in guard however they still abandoned a few crevices and we had a greater number of chances than Italy toward the end. "I recollect particularly a decent risk for Ivica Olic in the first half and after that with Perisic in the second which would have provided for us the full three focuses. "I am a bit frustrated on the grounds that it feels like two focuses dropped for us."