El Salvador national team coach Hugo Perez came out on top in the last minute of the game at Cascadlon with a 1-1 draw.
Despite El Salvador playing head-to-head with the United States and the current champion of the League of Nations, Qatar qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, Perez clearly described the feeling of leaving the tie.
Speaking at the press conference of the match, Hugo Perez said, “It was a tie with the taste of defeat.
The coach, who directed his third game against the United States, blamed himself because El Salvador could not hold the final until the end. However, he highlighted the role of his players.
“It’s not enough, in the end it’s my fault, I blame it on not winning tonight, but I congratulate my players because they did a great job after that disaster in Granada. Said.
He vowed that victory against a rival like the United States would help the team’s development and leave Kaskatlan sad for the result. “I’m sad to leave because we had three points, but there’s no way, that’s life, we have to keep going because we have already qualified for the Gold Cup.”
“88 or 90 minutes in a game is sad for the effort we put in, they scored for us, it was sad because we had three points and we had to win one of these games to build a better foundation when we were competing and we had to win. But we were short, to win. He added.
He highlighted the attitude of the players in the face of criticism following the draw in Granada. “No matter how many criticisms there are in our country, the players today have realized that they played against each other against the United States, and the criticisms do not anger me, but I am glad for them to come. With the foundation,” he concluded.