We still have a chance, insists Switzerland coach Tami

The 50-year-old firmly believes his side can still qualify from the group stages of the men's Olympic football tournament, despite losing to South Korea on Sunday
Switzerland coach Pierluigi Tami praised his side's performance against South Korea despite their 2-1 defeat, and insists they can still qualify from Group B of the Olympics men's football tournament.

The Swiss fell behind after 57 minutes, as Arsenal forward Park Chu-Young netted the opener. And, though they replied quickly through Innocent Emaghara, Korean midfielder Kim Bo-Kyung scored the third, and ultimately decisive, goal.

Despite seeing his side lose the game, Tami admitted he couldn't have asked for any more in terms of performance.

"It was a good game. I'm happy with how the team played and we have to accept the result. We had the same chances to score as South Korea," he told reporters.

"We played how we planned – we closed them off in the first 45 minutes and in the second half we played better. We reacted well to the first goal but then conceded again. It could have been 1-1 or 2-2.

"We always try to stay compact and tactically today we were good. Today we saw another Switzerland compared to the last game, I liked how we played tactically. The reaction after the first goal was good and it showed that they really wanted to win the game."

The Swiss coach also insisted that his side still have every chance of qualifying from their group and progressing to the quarter-finals of the Games.

He added: "We still have a chance to reach our aim of qualifying from the group. It will be difficult but you saw how we progressed between the first and the second game. It will be difficult but we still have a chance."