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Brazilians hope to learn from defeat to Spain
Sunday, 24 October 2010 07:49
futsalwireAnápolis (GO) - A lesson for the future. That is how the Brazilian National team is dealing with the defeat by 2 to 1 to Spain, in the final of the 6th Futsal, played this Sunday (24/10), at the Newton de Faria Arena, in Anápolis (GO).
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Anápolis (GO) - A lesson for the future. That is how the Brazilian National team is dealing with the defeat by 2 to 1 to Spain, in the final of the 6th Futsal, played this Sunday (24/10), at the Newton de Faria Arena, in Anápolis (GO).

futsalwireAfter the match, the tone of the interviews with wingers Gabriel and Falcão, keeper Tiago and coach Marcos Sorato, was one of regret and hope. The first feeling was due to finishing second and the loss of the hegemony of the championship, while the second represented the willingness to learn from the mistakes and improve in the future.

“I think we began to win the World Cup in 2008 in the same defeat to Spain in Goiânia in 2005. Then we opened our eyes, studied our adversary and now we have two years to improve. And in 2012, or in even in next year’s Grand Prix if these teams meet again, we hope to reverse this situation”, affirmed Falcão.

The words from Falcão were similar to Gabriel’s. “We knew that they wanted revenge for the loss in the World Cup. Now we have to cool down, think about what we did wrong and work hard in the next games to achieve good results”, he said.

Goalkeeper Tiago also highlighted the importance of learning from the loss to the Spanish. “We learned a little more about Spain. We still haven’t been able to beat them and we must learn from our mistakes. Now we must look ahead, think about the next tournament and prepare ourselves to qualify as well as possible for the next World Cup”, said the Brazilian keeper.

In the end, coach Marcos Sorato listed some things that the team needs to learn. “We have to level the 40 minutes better, not being afraid of making mistakes, without precipitating ourselves. This is what Spain does so well. They don’t panic, they play calmly and while we were trying to show off for the crowd we anticipated some plays”, he summed up.