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‘Disastrous’, ‘Very painful’: Costa Rican players lament Spain’s 7-0 thrashing

The Costa Rican players regretted the beating that Spain gave them (7-0) this Wednesday in their debut at the World Cup Qatar 2022a result that they considered “disastrous” and “very painful”, although they stated that they will try to “turn the page as soon as possible”.

“It’s difficult, it’s not something we expected, it wasn’t something we wanted, but (we have to) think about the next game. We have to get up, we cannot stay with that painful marker”, said defender Kendall Watson at the end of the match played at the Al Thumama stadium in Doha.

“In a game like this you have to go out and have that calm, that personality, but no one had it,” explained the Deportivo Saprissa player. “We have to turn this page as soon as possible.”

Watson, 34, called to focus on Sunday’s game against Japan, which upset Germany 2-1 earlier. The defeat against the Japanese can leave them out of the World Cup.

“We must not faint, we must not think that everything is over because there are two more games. Our faith will always be intact as long as possible. We are very sore, it is not what represents us, what follows is the most important thing, ”she assured.

Defender Óscar Duarte, from Saudi Arabia’s Al Wehda, recognized the superiority of Spain, who went ahead from minute 11 with a goal from Dani Olmo.

“They passed us over, they were much superior,” he asserted.

For his part, Sport Herediano striker Anthony Contreras stated that the responsibility for the setback lies with the players.

“I don’t know how to explain what happened to us on the field, it was a disastrous match that we played, as a team, as a group. We did not come with this mentality, we came to win, but it was the least we did. As players we take responsibility, ”he pointed out.

“I feel that we prepared well, we studied well what Spain was going to propose, maybe it was a bad night,” he said. “There was no way we could accommodate what we wanted.”

In addition to the match against Japan, at the Costa Rica Colombian Luis Fernando Suárez has another game left, against Germany.

“This hits us a lot as a team, but there are two games left that we are going to play to the maximum, to the death, we have nothing to lose,” Duarte pointed out.


Source: Elcomercio

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