Wales manager Chris Coleman praised his team for the "heart" they showed in their 2-0 defeat to Croatia - but expressed his frustration at the defensive error they made which led to the first goal.
The Dragons had done well to keep their opponents at bay in the World Cup qualifier in Osijek until Ashley Williams under-hit a back-pass which goalkeeper Lewis Price could only strike against Mario Mandzukic, who duly tucked the ball home. Eduardo then wrapped up a well-deserved win for Croatia with a close-range finish in the 58th minute.
It was a third defeat for Wales from their opening four Group A fixtures as they failed to build on Friday's 2-1 victory over Scotland, and reflecting on the latest loss, Coleman said: "I feel a lot better tonight than I did after the Serbia game (a 6-1 defeat). I thought our boys stuck at it and showed a lot of heart."
He added: "They played with a lot of passion, and they had to just to stay in the game.
"But we make one mistake at the moment defensively and we get punished.