“Irene’s elbow to the head, her life is a foul”
MADRID, July 21 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Spanish team’s midfielder Aitana Bonmatí acknowledged “anger” and “frustration” at missing out on Euro 2022, but also “pride” at Spain’s performance in the quarter-finals, which is better than England.
“I want to say that I’m proud of what was accomplished on the field today. Everyone thought six would fall on us, we spoke on the field and we did wonderfully,” she told TVE, collected by Europa Press after he lost 2-1 in overtime.
“I have a bit of frustration, anger at having been better and you’re staying out of the EM. Our goal was to make history, to reach the semifinals for the first time, to go far. That stays inside to catch what comes out more power. Thank you to the whole group for what they did on the pitch and to everyone who supported us,” he added.
Aitana, one of the game’s best players, lamented the missed opportunity and also pointed to the controversial foul they committed on Irene Paredes in the 1-1 draw with England. “I’m proud but also frustrated, with a little bit of anger. We played a very good game. We attacked pretty well, we had chances but small details leave you out,” he said.
“There are things that don’t depend on us. I don’t want to cause controversy, but we are angry about things that we don’t deserve. From my point of view, that’s a mistake. You elbow Irene’s head and that of my life It is a foul. What I say won’t change the result, I just have to keep the positive, which is that we were better on the pitch and it will help us go far,” he added.
“I’m not satisfied with that, we deserve it and we can go much further. Playing big games like we played in the Champions League makes you grow, gain international experience, that will push you to achieve your maximum performance I am young, the years go by quickly, but I know that I have no upper limit, I want to be much better than the version I gave to this European, you learn from everything,” he concluded.