The head coach felt his back line allowed the co-hosts to create too many opportunities, however, he was content with the amount of scoring chances his side produced
Similarly to Russia’s first game against Czech Republic, Advocaat’s men were the far better side in the first half but began to slow as the encounter went on and they were unable to build on Alan Dzagoev’s third goal of the tournament, with Jakub Blaszczykowski’s brilliant strike levelling matters.
Advocaat was pleased with the amount of chances his team were able to create, but was disappointed at how many opportunities his defence allowed Poland to have.
“In general, I'd say the draw is a good result for us,” he told reporters.
"Poland played very well tonight, under the risk of losing the chance to win a place in the last eight if they lost.
"Meanwhile, we allowed them to create too many chances in attack. That means we still need to strengthen our defence.
"We also played well and scored before the break and had many chances in the second half, but we missed them all.”