Spain U23 coach Luis Milla has taken responsibility for his side's shock exit at the group stages of the Olympic football tournament.
The 1992 winner was among the favourites to challenge for the gold medal but was eliminated without so much as scoring a goal as it slipped to consecutive 1-0 defeats to
And Milla, whose side faces
He told the
"The person responsible is myself; we need to sit down and analyse everything that happened.
"Perhaps we lacked something in our preparation, but last year we did the same before the U-21 European Championship and ended up winning the title.
"The fans will think the coach has been a disaster, that this has been a total failure and I understand that. But we need to be calm now and analyse what went wrong."
"We ask for forgiveness for this elimination and bad image. I didn't realise at the time, but we need to know how to win and how to lose," he said.
"Obviously the referee harmed us with his decisions as the two penalties were clear. Now though all we can do is beat
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