translated from Spanish: Cristián Leiva after defeat of Chile under 17: «In all matches we were competitive»

The coach of the Chilean U17 team, Cristián Leiva, was far from self-criticism when analyzing the combined step in the group stage of the World Cup of the category ‘Brazil 2019’. The ‘Roja’ closed its participation in Group C on Saturday with a 2-1 loss to South Korea and is now waiting for some results to see if it can rank as one of the top third to eighth rounds. At the time of the analysis, Leiva stated that «in all the matches we were competitive and that was our goal, I feel that these kinds of matches are the ones that we must always have, at this level and at this intensity, the players gave everything they had to give and we remain we are with that tranquility.» We are calm because they gave 100 percent, I have nothing to criticize the players, they gave the effort, we did what we had to do and the football is like that. Korea passed over us in the first few minutes, but then we made our game, created situations and didn’t concrete them,» he added. Faced with the slightest option of reaching the next phase of the World Cup, Hernán Caputto’s successor said that «winning Haiti gives us the illusion of being able to qualify and we will expect results now.» Already getting into the crossing with the South Koreans, the former defender stated that «the first goal was very early (before the minute) and that caused South Korea’s game to grow. We felt it until we settled in the second half of the first half, and that was another game. We always try to search, we look for the spaces, the players developed the game that we intend.»» It was two footballs stopped and our strength is that aspect of the game, we sin naive not to attack the balls and we paid for it very expensively,» he said.



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