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Slovakia can compete with anybody - Kozak

7:15 PM EDT 6/20/16
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The 62-year-old coach insists his side's 0-0 stalemate with England proves they are a match for any side competing at this summer's European Championships in France

Slovakia's goalless draw with England proves they can compete with anybody at Euro 2016, according to coach Jan Kozak.

Kozak's men held England to a stalemate in Saint-Etienne, securing third place in Group B to leave them well-placed to clinch a spot in the last 16.

And the 62-year-old insists Slovakia's 0-0 stalemate is proof that his side are a match for any team at the Euros.

"We gave our everything to advance to the next round," said Kozak. "In the first half, we put out quite an attacking team, and I thought that they held the ball well.

"Eventually the pressure from our opponents grew and eventually we steadied things up. When [Dele] Alli and [Harry] Kane came on, two senior players, I had to react, so I brought on [Norbert] Gyomber and [Milan] Skriniar.

"[Matus] Kozacik produced an excellent performance, but so did the whole team.

"We drew with England at the European Championship, it is something fantastic.

"We have proved that we can play against anybody and our position was warranted."