A big man, very big is broken, not to cry, and when for speech or, at least, he tries: "I remembered all the moments that I have lived with this group and ... I think this team deserved to play a Final Olympic and ... We have tried everything and ... have been superior, but we have made a very big effort to try to tie ... ". Gideon Guardiola was this Thursday the image of a veteran Spain who, a step away from the best possible farewell, a final in some Olympic Games, fell defeated (23-27). Denmark was superior in semifinals, recognized him the pivot between sobs and unfinished phrases, but anger for losing the opportunity to retire with a gold was too intense.
All the players of the selection paraded after the game through the mixed zone of Yoyogi Stadium with tears contained, as Captain Raúl Entrerrios did, more touched than ever, but none was as bad as Guardiola. World Champion and Double European Champion with Spain, Bundesliga Champion and the German Cup with the German Rhein-Neckar, his dream, as admitted, was to leave the handball embraced his friends after the final in Tokyo and never a defeat He had hurt him so much.
"I have lost leagues, I have lost tournaments, I have failed goals, I have made a mistake a thousand times in this sport and I have never put myself like this, but this group deserved a little more. Like the mourning only last night, I have to go from here With a medal, "he proclaimed and still needed to stop to calm down.
Just at the end of the meeting, Guardiola, an aggressive defender and also a bread chunk, broke in the middle of the track and work had his teammates to take him to the bench and sit down. There everyone passed to try to encourage him and there he spent half Danish selection and the rival coach, Nikolaj Jacobsen, who was his technician in Germany.
"It's nice to compete against such good people," he said and he will surely say the same. According to him he admitted, he lamented one of the party actions, although he did not cry only for that. In the second part, when Spain approached, only a goal down, Guardiola received a ball on the counterattack and as the rival goal was empty, he threw a goal. Failure. He failed to give him the ball to the Danish defense and then there were only a couple of opportunities for equal. "It has not been only for that mistake, we all failed and all of us. It has been for everything," he admitted who at the same time analyzed: the key was not wrong there, the key was to reach the end of the party as much as you go back.
Because in the first part Spain was not Spain. Faced with the Danish defense, after all, the current Olympic and World Champion, it ran out of ideas beyond looking for Adrià Figueras in the pivot and came to rest very behind. He tried everything later, but he could not be.Date Of Update: 05 August 2021, 13:24