Advocaat cool as Russians go gaga

If Russian fans back home are getting excited about their team's impressive start to Euro 2012, coach Dick Advocaat has not heard about it. 

In fact, the phlegmatic Dutchman is hardly getting worked up himself.
"No, I don't think so," he said on Monday when asked if the 4-1 demolition of the Czech Republic in their Group A opener had sparked some European Championship "craziness" across Russia.

"I don't have any contact with Moscow," added the coach. "So I really don't know. But it doesn't really matter, we haven't won anything yet,’’ Advocaat said.

Advocaat, played down expectations of a good run in the tournament, emphasised Russia were a ‘team’ and stuck rigidly to instructions not to answer questions on anything related to off-field matters, especially alleged bad behaviour by Russian fans. "Title talk? That's very optimistic," Advocaat said. "We have only played one game so we'll see how the next two games go. This first game was important to win, of course, but we'll see what happens if we get nine points at the end (of the group stage),’’ he added.

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