Dorival admits difficulties in a draw, but guarantees: “We were harmed”

Dorival admits difficulties in a draw, but guarantees: “We were harmed”

After another draw in the Copa América, Dorival Júnior admits the Brazilian team’s difficulties, but criticizes the refereeing in the penalty that was not awarded

After the draw of the Brazilian Team Against the Colombiain the third game of the group stage of the Copa América, the team’s coach, Dorival Juniorhe said in a press conference. Despite having admitted the team’s difficulties in the offensive transition, the commander made a point of highlighting the alleged penalty not awarded by the referee, on top of Vini Jr.

In general, it hasn’t been (a problem). Today we really had difficulties in getting the ball out, due to the opponent, who made dangerous attempts to recover it in front of our area. It hasn’t been a factor that has worried us, even because of the options. These fluctuations will happen, it’s a team that is still developing, we can’t forget. We had difficulties in this match that we hadn’t had before, Colombia’s level is different, they have gone 25 games unbeaten, and that had a big impact.“, commented the coach at the time.

Dorival then criticized the refereeing for not awarding a penalty to Vinícius Júnior, towards the end of the first half. His main argument is that the match would have been completely different if the team had opened up a two-goal lead at that moment, which they didn’t, and the tie ended up happening shortly after.

At that moment (the penalty was not awarded) it would have been 2-0, with the team we have, regardless of things not going as we would have liked, it would have been different. Right after that we conceded the equalizer. For me, it was decisive. In the stadium, only he (the referee) and the VAR team didn’t see the penalty. Brazil was harmed, we have to be realistic, it happened, it wasn’t a creation. With a bigger score, the game’s movements would have been different, Colombia would have had to expose itself more.“, added Dorival, who also criticized Vini Jr’s yellow card, which left him out of the quarterfinals.

Moment of the move claimed by Brazil – Getty Images

In any case, the draw confirmed Brazil’s classification in second place in its group, and the Uruguay as an opponent in the quarterfinals of the competition. It is worth remembering that the team recently lost to Celeste, 2-0, but is looking for a different result next Saturday, the 6th, at 10 pm (Brasília time), in the quarterfinals of the Copa América.

Source: sportbuzz

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