As you can imagine, I’m writing to you with the bad taste of defeat. I’m in my hotel room, alone, still thinking about the final we lost just a few hours ago… It couldn’t be done. The dream of becoming the Club World Champions vanished with the final whistle. I had a feeling that we were close to clinch the trophy; that we created enough chances to, at least, score; that, although our performance was not brilliant, we were competitive until the very end.
In fact, it was their goalkeeper, Cassio, who was awarded man of the match thanks to those saves I’m talking about… We knew that Corinthians was a great team: a very physical and competitive side. And they showed why. I congratulate them from here.
It’s a tough moment, especially…
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