Venezuelan team captain Lourdes “Kika” Moreno elaborated after the match against Chile in the Copa America that the team accepts the criticism, “but don’t insult us.”
“It’s not a lie that great things have been done, it’s a whole process and we accept criticism now but don’t insult us because we gave everything without giving anything and now they are supporting us we continue to give everything keep it,” said that Creole
Venezuela lost this Sunday in a penalty shootout against Chile at the Centennial Stadium in Armenia. The Vinotinto team, in addition to a fifth place in the continental tournament, wants Australia and New Zealand to qualify for the playoffs for the 2023 World Cup.
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Not only the players, but the entire country envisioned the prospect of entering the Intercontinental Playoffs. The People, directed by Pamela Conti, started the Copa America on the right foot in Colombia.
The first and second dates managed to get the results in their favor when they faced Uruguay (0–1) and Peru (0–2).
“We had high hopes because many good things started happening around us,” the captain told journalist Humberto Turinese.
One of the good things Moreno refers to is the support of the Venezuelan Football Federation.
“The federation is supporting us, like Pamela’s arrival, we were excited and had high hopes and we don’t have how to do that to these great players,” he said.
Moreno points to the process
“Kika” also spoke of the work that has to be done to achieve such or even better competitive selection with women’s leagues in the national arena.
“The reality is we don’t have a league, it just started two months ago. We are fortunate that all the players are relatively out of the country. The reality is that all these teams have leagues in their own country.”
“It is a process and I have no doubt that we will continue to move forward and it was not possible this time, it will be possible next time, but we must continue to work to take firm steps,” concluded the player.
Venezuela has yet to make the big move of appearing in the football World Cup for both women and men.