Uruguay, which was seeking its 16th CONMEBOL Copa América title in Brazil, “accepts the defeat and knows they can lose”, said the Celeste coach Óscar Tabárez, after discussing the match in which they lost 5-4 on penalties to Peru in the quarterfinals of the continental tournament.
“The result can’t be explained; it happens because of particular things. We spent it in the 90 minutes, it was like this throughout the game and in the penalties, Peru was the best, you have to accept defeat and know how to lose”, Tábarez said at a press conference in Salvador (northeast).
Tabarez explained that the development of the game showed a “very superior” Uruguay, which at times “made mistakes in attack” making easier the defensive work of a Peru that “did not have a direct shot to our goal in the whole match”.
“The result causes us great disappointment, because we came with the intention of winning”, he added.