The ability and leadership of the goalkeeper David
Ospina and the discipline of the rest of the players of the Colombian team to eliminate from the Cup
America Uruguay were praised this Saturday by the coach Reinaldo
Wheel at the end of the quarterfinal match played in Brasilia.
Ospina stopped two shots in the penalty shoot-out that followed a 0-0 draw in regulation time and secured a place in the semifinals with a 2-4 win. The goal today completed 112 official matches and became the one who has played the most with the Colombian national team.
“He has always been characterized by that ability, leadership, his career has been brilliant both in what is the football part and his behavior, conduct and that quality that has to be very cerebral to stop penalty shots,” he said.
The selector of the coffeepot said that in the decisive phase the decisive equation to qualify would be successful “if David saved” and “the men executors were very accurate”.
He highlighted the disposition, dedication and discipline of his pupils.
Rueda also praised the wear and tear work of midfielder Gustavo Cuéllar and striker Rafael Santos Borré.
In addition, he highlighted the fact that he left out of the tournament the best South American team in the 2018 World Cup played in Russia.
“I believe that the conviction of the group, the challenge that exists in each of the players and in the entire group to make that proposal of seeking to reach the final, to continue improving, aware that we are on the right path and that is decisive for take that decisive step before a selection as difficult as Uruguay is, “he concluded.