Swiss beach volleyball ace Alexei Strasser has admitted that finishing fourth offers little consolation to him after losing his bronze medal match at the European Games in Baku.
"Maybe there were too many emotions. It is a disappointment. Maybe we are not ready for a game like this," a dejected Strasser told reporters.
"In a bronze medal match, you have to attack 100% in every element of volleyball - how our opponents did. We started to play in the second set.
"There is nothing to appreciate about a fourth place."
Strasser's regular partner was injured.