Guatemala hosts Panama as part of Matchday 2 at the Doroteo Guamuch Flores Stadium as part of Group A of the Concacaf Nations League and, although the game was very tight and tense at times, those led by Luis Fernando Tena started to lose the game very early thanks . to a well taken penalty by Erick Davis.
Later, thanks to a success of the Mexican coach, who brought on Óscar Santiz at the start of the second half, they were able to tie their feet after a good free kick in the 71st minute.
In a press conference at the end of the game, Luis Fernando Tena reflected on some points, one of which he made very clear is that they never doubted the ability of Panama, since we remember that both won their respective- each match on the first day.
“(Regarding Panama’s early goal) It was very early, we had to follow the same game plan, but we fell into anxiety, that’s our problem, our fault, because we wanted to score the goal pass from midfield, shoot from the right. fight or dribble with many people and not work or improve the game as we are used to or our efforts,” he commented.
When asked which of the two sides he would choose, this is the answer of the Mexican strategist: “In general, we expect a very difficult game. We have said it before. Panama has very good players. player and they manage a very good collective system. We know that it is very difficult and separate We started to lose after 3 minutes; Obviously it is very complicated, because the player has a lot of desire to please and win that we fell into haste and anxiety; “In the first half the team really liked to tie and it resulted in chaos,” he added.
“I think the first half in Panama was better and the second, with the push and manliness of our players, we managed to balance it. The result was fair, but we plan to win the two games at home, he finished.