Following the penalty shootout loss at the hands of Honduras that prevented Costa Rica outside the third place of the Nations League, the technical director, Ronald González, spoke at a press conference about the meeting.
For the strategist of the Tricolor these types of matches “They are rhythm matches, knockout matches due to the demands that exist, but we are in a preparation tournament,” he began, and launched a striking phrase “if you want to spin fine, we scored two points from two games, Honduras won deservedly on penalties, but he only made one point in two games, “he told the media.
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González admits that his idea was to see “the same team that played with Mexico, but remember that we work with humans, it is not a playstation, a machine in which you will always play the same. Today maybe it was not the best game, at times not we saw well, at times we were slow in transporting the ball. We had good and bad things to correct “.
Regarding the match, the Tica national team boss analyzed “when we saw that the game was accommodating us, we lost intensity, that intensity that we proclaimed about international football, about football at the national team level. We later became an imprecise team, Honduras started the second half much better, I think the presence of Alex Lopez helped them a lot, they changed their figure, they went to a 4-2-3-1, they went to Elis the side (…) Honduras at times he took the ball from us and it seemed that he had us cornered “, acknowledged.
The DT was clear that despite the loss on penalties “I do not want to dramatize that we had a great setback, if we won the game, I would not have said that we are wonderful either.” declared.
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Superiority of Honduras.
González did not hide and admitted that during the game he realized that his team was being overtaken by his rival tonight “I have not checked the statistics of Honduras, but watching the game from the line I did see it very clearly that they had better possession, that they beat us in disputes, of course they did. It is the same as teaching you the statistics against MexicoBut we can’t stop at the statistics, they don’t mean something that important right now. “