Former Hearts striker Edgaras Jankauskas insists Lithuania will be no Group F pushovers



Lithuania manager Edgaras Jankauskas insists his team proved that they will be no Group F pushovers despite being denied victory against Slovenia.
The 125th Fifa-ranked side had led Slovenia by two goals courtesy of Fiodor Cernych and Vykintas Slivka efforts but the visitors responded with a strike from Rene Krhin and a 93rd minute equaliser from Bostjan Cesar.
A trip to Hampden to face Scotland next month is up next for Lithuania and despite the disappointment of losing a last-gasp goal, former Hearts and Porto striker Jankauskas is adamant they will not make up the numbers in the group.
EdgarasjankauskasHe said: “It’s sad and cruel when you lose a goal so close to the full-time whistle but I’d like to focus more on the team, our unity and dedication.
“Of course the result is painful when you are winning in the final few seconds but it was a good good match against a very strong team.
“Individually they have strong players but we fought heroically and we demonstrated that we can play football.
“In the first half we created a number of attacks and at 2-0, we had two more chances to score.
“We are proud of the team for playing the way they did. Even in the second half we saw a lot of positive things.”