Batista and the elimination of football: “I am sad, angry, but I am very proud of my players”

Batista and the elimination of football: "I am sad, angry, but I am very proud of my players"

Fernando Bocha Batista, DT of the Argentine Olympic National Team, told EFEAfter the match against Spain that ended with a one-goal draw, he has “the anger” but is not “disappointed” with his end in the Olympic Games because the team “lived up to it”, despite the elimination.

“No, it is not disappointment. It’s annoying not being able to continue in the tournament, but disappointment, not at all. I am sad, I am angry, but I am very proud of my players. We are working on a process, on a project, and the reality is that we had the dream of reaching as high as possible, but this does not end here “, he said when asked about EFE.

“He follows a path that we started four years ago in the youth teams and my objectives each tournament is to be able to achieve something important and that afterwards many of these players are in the senior team. I have the anger, I am responsible, but I am not disappointed, I am grateful to the players, “he continued.

“Difficult match. We knew it could happen. We were up to the task, the reality is that perhaps with more drive than with play, but we ended up in the last part of the game in the rival goal; football is not of merit, but rather to analyze beyond this game. It was a tournament to continue working with everything we have been doing, so that this does not change our path ”, commented Batista about the meeting.

For his part, Jeremías Ledesma analyzed EFE what the Olympic Games have meant for him at the age of 28: “I am personally very happy for the opportunity that the coaching staff and the Argentine team gave me to be able to share these Olympic Games. It has been a wonderful experience where I have learned many things and it helps me to mature a lot in the face of what is to come “, he declared.

“As the coach said before, this is a project that does not end here. You already have your head to get the gold and develop for bigger tournaments and I hope I have risen to the occasion. Personally, it is a wonderful experience and I am enormously grateful “, he completed.

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