Rueda: ‘I told the players to raise their heads’

The selector of Colombia, Reinaldo
Wheel, said this Wednesday at dawn that he asked the players to “raise their heads” because they had “nothing” to reproach themselves after falling on penalties against Argentina in the semifinals of the America Cup from Brazil.

“I told the players to raise their heads, that we did not have to reproach each other and, above all, they did a job with all the mystique. We hope that football will pay us back at another time,” said the coach at a press conference .

“It was a difficult group. Of the four semifinalists, three were from our group. That shows how difficult it was to qualify, that shows the positive of all the work,” he added.

For Rueda, Colombia started the game a little “passive”, but then made “more emphasis” and took “control of the game”, which ended 1-1. “We knew that we were facing a very strong, very competitive team, that if we scored goals and a difference we could reach the next phase. Fortune did not smile on us today. Football is about goals and playing a good game. Today we did not have the efficiency to score the goal. difference against a very strong rival, “he considered.

Colombia will play this Friday the match for third place against Peru.