"But unfortunately, and this is nothing new, we didn't score.
"It is for that reason we focused on a tight defence and hitting them on the counter-attack.
"We are not a team that scores three goals in every match.
"What I liked was the passion shown by my team, the fact that they played with such heart, despite the strength of the Russian side."
Greece caused one of the biggest shocks in tournament football when they won Euro 2004 but failed to shine at the current championship in Austria and Switzerland.
"We all came here obviously to get the best possible result from the tournament but we were in a group with Spain (who they play on Wednesday and who will finish top of the group) and Sweden," stated Rehhagel.
"We knew it would be difficult but we did compete here.
"And we will not be the only ones with a big reputation to exit at the first stage.
"Neither France or Italy might make the quarter-finals. A miracle happened in 2004 and a miracle only comes around every 30 years. That is why we call them miracles."
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