Marc Wilmots labelled Argentina as "ordinary" after they dumped his Belgium side out of the FIFA World Cup in Brasilia on Saturday.
Gonzalo Higuain scored the only goal of the game to send Argentina through to the semi-finals on Saturday as Belgium bowed out with a lacklustre display.
Wilmots' men looked disjointed and were toothless as Napoli striker Higuain ended their campaign with a well-taken finish early in the game.
However, Wilmots was far from impressed by Argentina's showing and suggested Belgium would be criticised back home had they turned in a similar performance.
"We were not impressed by the Argentinians. They are just an ordinary team," he said.
"People complained about our performances in our first three matches but this is what football is all about. I'm not saying Argentina can't be world champions: they have [Angel] di Maria and [Lionel] Messi, two of the top five players in the world. But how many shots did they have?
"Seriously, if we'd played this way we'd have been destroyed by the Belgian press. We have a bit to learn. We lacked a little something and sometimes we didn't make the right choices."
Despite having plenty of attacking talent, Belgium lacked ideas going forward but Wilmots felt his team did themselves proud and also questioned why referee Nicola Rizzoli failed to book Lionel Messi..
"I don't want to be a cry baby but I noticed [Messi] made three fouls and no yellow card? The referee never gives fouls against Argentina," he added.
"We had one foul, and a yellow card. But I'm not complaining about the refereeing. We move on. I'm thinking about how we move on and build from this. We need to learn to lose gracefully. That’s what I'm doing.
“The world has seen that Belgium have an excellent team. We can be proud of our side. But this was a quarter-final in the World Cup and the small details made the difference. Perhaps, also, experience makes a difference.
"A few of my players can improve, but let's not forget this was the first time they have appeared at a major championships.
"Even so, I've rarely seen Argentina cramp up like they did. They had been stretched. If we'd equalised in the last few minutes, they would be dead. Finished."
|7||Á. di María|
|Coach: A. Sabella|
for Á. di María 33'
for E. Lavezzi 71'
for G. Higuaín 81'
|Deschamps calls up Martial, leaves out Sakho|
|´The only thing they can is long balls´ - Midtjylland´s skipper slams Southampton|
|UEFA Europa League Review: Reus leads Dortmund rout, AZ complete late comeback|
|Messi should win Ballon d´Or - Bartomeu|
|Koeman rues refereeing decisions after Europa League defeat|
|Tottenham deal for Son not complete, say Leverkusen|
|Tuchel thrilled with aggressive Dortmund display|
|Midtjylland 1 Southampton 0 (2-1 agg): Premier League side crash out|
|Borussia Dortmund 7 Odd 2 (11-5 agg): Reus hat-trick highlights hammering|
|Cudicini tips Mourinho to avoid Porto upset|
|Anything is possible with Neymar´s future - Belletti|
|Burnley bring in Barton|
|Bayern Munich v Bayer Leverkusen: Vidal putting friendships on hold|
|De Bruyne edges closer to City move after further Wolfsburg talks|
|Real Madrid v Real Betis: Benzema back as Real look to hit the goal trail|
|Barcelona v Malaga: Rosales hopes for another upset|
|West Brom hit out at Tottenham´s Berahino pursuit|
|Stoke City v West Brom: Pulis set for Britannia return|
|Tottenham v Everton: Pochettino´s men eye first win|
|Everton reject Stones´ transfer request|
|Messi named UEFA Player of the Year|
|Pocehttino quiet on Berahino bids|
|Real Madrid to meet PSG in Champions League, Barca drawn with Leverkusen|
|Bournemouth v Leicester City: Howe eager to entertain|
|Ranieri coy on Gray link|
|Newcastle United v Arsenal: Wenger hopes for sharper shooting|
|PSG snap up Kurzawa from Monaco|
|Aston Villa v Sunderland: Sinclair aims to replicate cup form|
|Grabban a silly boy - Neil|
|Chelsea v Crystal Palace: Pardew braced to face stronger champions|
|Manchester City v Watford: Flores heads to Etihad with confidence|
|Marseille loan Real Madrid youngster Lucas Silva|
|Howe surprised by Harte´s retirement|
|Liverpool v West Ham: History counts for nothing, says Bilic|
|Bolasie set for Palace comeback|
|De Bruyne to City not a done deal - Allofs|
|Sevilla complete Llorente swoop|
|Wenger supports video technology|
|Milan v Empoli: Zapata sets sights on ´must-win´ fixture|
|Watford boss Flores ´not happy´ with transfer situation|
|Balotelli: I am no longer a kid|
|Bilic has no issue with Valencia|
|Arsenal ´not close´ to any late deals|
|Balotelli finalises return to Milan on loan|
|West Ham confirm Nolan departure|
|Thiago signs new Bayern deal|
|Schmidt saddened as Son nears exit|
|CONCACAF Champions League Review: Sounders lose in Honduras|
|Van Gaal considered early Herrera substitution|
|MLS Review: Fire stun Red Bulls|
|Carroll nears West Ham return|
|Rodriguez hoping for England recall|
|Leverkusen can challenge best - Schmidt|
|Ozil defends United recruit Schweinsteiger|
|Sporting ´better over two legs´ - Jesus|
|Stoilov revels in historic Astana triumph|
|Pioli: Lazio not ready for Champions League|
|UEFA Champions League Review: Rooney nets treble and Astana make history|
|Everton to reject Stones´ transfer request - Martinez|
|Barnsley 3 Everton 5 (aet): Delightful Deulofeu spares blushes for Martinez´s men|
|Van Gaal lauds Rooney character|
|Rooney delighted to be back in the goals|
|Club Brugge 0 Manchester United 4 (1-7 agg): Rooney ends goal drought with hat-trick|
|Juve striker Llorente undergoing Sevilla medical|
|Blanc confirms imminent Kurzawa switch to PSG|
|AFC Champions League Review: Lima gives Al Ahli the edge, Jeonbuk Motors and Gamba Osaka draw|
|Wanyama out of Euro tie with stomach infection|
|Digne joins Roma on loan from PSG|
|Monaco agree deal for Real´s Coentrao|
|Wolves reject third Norwich bid for Afobe|
|Valencia clarifies West Ham criticism of injury treatment|
|O´Neill hands duo Northern Ireland recalls|
|Illarramendi makes Sociedad return|
|Arsenal a player away from dominance - NBA star Deng|
|Godin ´always wanted´ Atletico stay|
|Schalke reject Roma´s Kolasinac bid|
|Injured Allen omitted from Wales squad|
|Bellerin ready for Debuchy battle|
|Valencia lashes out at West Ham treatment|
|Van Dijk hints at Celtic exit|
|Everton legend Gray resigned to Stones exit|
|Negredo: Suffering is in the past|
|Commons and Gordon reject Deila critcism after Celtic defeat|
|Neil remains defiant on Bournemouth target Grabban|
|Happy Milner optimistic about Liverpool chances|
|CONCACAF Champions League Review: DC United, Saprissa preserve perfect records|
|Tomkins eyes West Ham recall|
|Di Maria, Pastore out of Argentina squad|
|Schmidt unfazed by Lazio injuries|
|Pique hits back at Barca critics|
|Hurt Traore a ´marked man´ - Sherwood|
|Wolves reject second bid for Norwich target Afobe|
|Pardew fears ´long term´ Jedinak injury|
|Hughes thrilled with Bojan return|
|Maccabi´s Europe feat ´the high of highs´ for Ben Haim|
|McClaren expecting big things from Thauvin|
|Lucescu calls for Shakhtar improvement in group stage|
|Watford will learn from loss - Flores|
|Nuno revels in Valencia´s Champions League qualification|
|Advocaat unhappy despite win|
|League Cup Review: Preston claim Watford scalp, Luton lose shoot-out to Stoke|
|UEFA Champions League Review: Valencia make history for Spain, Celtic dumped out|