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Colombia Copa América: Leicy Santos: “The team lived up to the final” | Sports

The Colombian Leicy Santos assured this Saturday that Colombia was up to the Women’s Copa America Finalin which they fell 0-1 against Brazil at the Alfonso López stadium in the city of Bucaramanga.

“We have a bittersweet feeling, which you know you narrowly missed. The team lived up to what was the final, raised the style of play that we have been having. The team worked, made an effort and played to achieve the goal, which was to be champion, to make history,” said the midfielder at the post-game press conference.

Along these lines, he valued what was done by the coffee team, because in addition to being runner-up, they classified the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 and the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand 2023 after winning their group with 12 points out of a possible 12 and beating Argentina in the semifinals.

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“This team has many more things to give, now there is a long way to go. just started“, he expressed.

The Atlético de Madrid player believes that in order to achieve these goals, the team must “keep playing” and showing what has worked for them, “which is to go out to the matches to impose our football”.

“I know what we are capable of and, without a doubt, I knew that with some mistake or some occasion, some inattention, the game was going to open up. I think the team has many other things to improveSantos said.

To prepare for the World Cup next year and compete against European teams, the Atlético de Madrid player believes that quicker decisions must be madebecause “almost all have the same model of fast transitions”, and improve facing the goal.

“I think that we sinned a lot in that (due to lack of efficiency) during the championship, we were not able to materialize the scoring chances that we had. In the game we generated but we couldn’t get them in either. The result is what it is, we have had an excellent tournament, both teams are worthy of winning the title but there can only be one champion,” he stressed.

For his part, the Colombia coach, Nelson Abadía, said that the meeting was “very tactical.”

“Colombia played an extraordinary game, at times brilliant and it was with its identity, its football. We knew that an error (…) was the imbalance of the game and with that Colombia after the goal did not lose hearton the contrary, it was demanded, he played more football”, highlighted Abadía of his directed.

He also valued what was done by the youth Linda Caycedowho at the age of 17 was chosen as the best player in the Copa América Femenina.

“For her to be different, she needs the other ten and the other ten need her. That complement that was in the selection was what made it be cataloged the figure of the tournament. But she was a figure because the other ten were support “, she expressed.

He added that “she is a player who is evolving, who still needs to grow, she still needs to learn, she is only 17 years old”, but “It’s going to be a great player project.”

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