Croatia defender Vedran Corluka believes Euro 2016 quarter-finalists Portugal are worse than Turkey and the Czech Republic.
A 117th-minute goal from Ricardo Quaresma saw Portugal edge Croatia 1-0 in the last 16 in what was a poor encounter in Lens on Saturday.
Fernando Santos' men are yet to win in 90 minutes at the tournament, but find themselves in a quarter-final with Poland.
Corluka was less than impressed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Co., saying they were poorer than two of Croatia's group opponents – both of whom were knocked out.
"Portugal is a weaker side than Turkey and the Czech Republic," he said.
"Although the defeat against Turkey in the 2008 quarter-final was more painful than this.”
Domagoj Vida had two of Croatia's best chances, heading wide in the second half and missing the target with a volley in extra time.
The defender said: "God didn't want us to go through - it's like we were cursed.
"At that goal... I was watching the ball, I had it, didn't have it, somehow it gets to Ronaldo, he shoots, [Danijel] Subasic saved [and Quaresma scored the rebound].
"I guess that is how it was supposed to be. There was a lot of tears in locker room because we all know we were better."