The illusion is over: Peru could not qualify for Qatar 2022 after losing on penalties to Australia in the playoffs, and in addition to the fans, the journalists in charge of covering this match also regret that our country has been left out of the World Cup, among them Coki GonzalesSergio ‘Checho’ Ibarra and Freddy Cora.
After the defeat of the bicolor in the penalty shootout, Coki Gonzáles was disconsolate and at times broke before the cameras for the final result at the Ahmed bin Ali stadium in Doha.
“I am speechless, gentlemen, enormous sadness. The dream is over, gentlemen, and we have no more words. What else can we say? (…) Unfortunately football is like that, we compete, there is a lot of pain, but head up“, he pointed.
“The word I say the most right now is pain because it is what we feel, because we were excited, because we had the faith to see Peru in a world cup”, he narrowed down.
For its part, freddy cora He also had words of disappointment at the end of the playoff match, however, he highlighted the efforts of the members of the Peruvian team on the field.
“I know that it is a very difficult moment, very painful for all the Peruvian people, but let’s keep something, Peru competed again, Peru fought again in these instances, Peru, on its own merits, came to play this playoff. (…) I want to greet all the boys who left everything on the field, no one wants to lose for sure, there is the anger, but thanks guys”, he narrowed down.
Sergio ‘Checho’ Ibarra he was a little more critical, and although he regretted the result, he considered that Peru could have given more in the playoff match.
“It is difficult to express something after what has happened. I insist that Peru did not play today’s game well, they got into the Australian game that played an intelligent game. We should have won it in the 90 minutes, not expecting to even reach the supplementary, much less penalties because Peru was more of a team than the Australians“, he pointed.
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