“It’s hard to find words, since we were champions (of Libertadores) the team dreamed of this moment and we didn’t manage to reach the goal,” Flamengo captain Everton Ribeiro said on Tuesday after losing 3-2 to Al Hilal in the semifinals of the Club World Cup.
With a double of penalties of Salem Al-Dawsari (4′ and 45+9′) and a bit from the Argentine Luciano Vietto (70′) the Asian champion knocked down a flamenco in which Pedro He also scored twice (20 ‘and 90+1’).
In addition to the two goals from the fateful spot, ‘Fla’ suffered the gerson expulsion in the play of the second penalty, for which reason he played the entire second half with 10 players.
“Al Hilal managed to neutralize our game and in two plays inside the area we ended up conceding goals, suffering an expulsion that complicated everything”, Everton explained.
“It was a very dubious arbitrationwe would go up to him to talk about normal things about the game and he would admonish us, it was like that with me”, added the striker Gabriel Barbosa.
Al Hilal will play the final in Rabat on Saturday against the winner of the duel between Real Madrid and Al Ahly.
“We were not able to neutralize them, reverse the result. Now you have to raise your head We know that it will be a difficult time, that they will criticize us, but it is one more challenge to overcome. We can only get out of this moment by working, it’s a very bad start to the year”, added the midfielder.
“We have to work harder, evolve to reach our best level and look for titles”, he completed.
“Now we have to suffer with this defeat, tomorrow we have to raise our heads and work to improve. Defeat hurts a lot, but we came here with great pride to represent Flamengo and we have one more game (match for third place), we defend the biggest team in Brazil”, he concluded. ‘Gabigol’.