The coach of Columbus was upset by the fall in the defining match of the South American Cup, although he recognized the victory of Independiante del Valle.
In the press conference after the final, the red and white technical director left the following concepts:
* "I feel a lot of pain, first for the team, to see them as they are in the locker room, to see them as they finished the game, with the impotence of not being able to give people what we all wanted."
* "I get to apologize to people because the goal could not be fulfilled, the dream we all had, because although every team wants to be in a final, losing it can not get anything positive."
* “The rain made everything very difficult, while the weather was more or less good, the match was even, but they opened the scoring in a front-facing ball, then the stop, the ball that did not circulate well, and they with a counter they put 2 to 0 ”.
* “The one who is down in the result is obliged to go out to look for, to check out, and logically they have fast players and they complicated us. We are sad and there are few possibilities for analysis. ”
* “Goals always condition you, they hurt you, especially when you don't think they will convert you that way. There were several issues on which we had focused on Independent. The ball stopped we knew that we could control it, but in football there are unforeseen events, in a game in which so far not much happened, it was even, each with its own forms ”.
* “Over after the goal the game was suspended, we went to the locker room, we were there for half an hour, but then they reacted and unfortunately afterwards we did not know how to contain it in those 15 minutes that we thought we could tie it, we received another goal that was another slap, and then it became more uphill. ”
* “Until 0 to 0 Independent was not superior, but after 2 to 0 yes. After 1-0 they scored a goal against us, and then they justified the victory, we got a little messy. I recognize that after taking advantage, a pretty slow game was made, quite cut by some punctual plays, and that is why I do not take credit from Independiente. ”
* “They played the game that suited them best, they opened it without merit and began to consolidate it, neither without making too much merit, I don't remember any Burian shortcut that indicates that we were being overcome in the process, they had more possession in their field than in ours, but in two moves they opened the scoring and used the width of the field and our despair well ”.
* “Everything you can claim now is done. The issue of being able to play longer than a match stops seems to me to be the responsibility of the authorities. It is necessary to measure how many times the game can be delayed when there is a crash, a blow, if there is a contact situation. But I am not going to claim anything, it seems to me that in the prison they give us, it was five minutes to ratify what they had charged, and then the added time was not so much, because there were six changes. I don't think we lost because of that, but they are things that bother you. ”
The public, the great winner of the afternoon
The technical director referred to the large number of fans who came to Paraguay to witness the final. Without hesitation, the team driver said: "Thank you all for trusting and accompanying the team."