Sent, Tokyo / 01.08.2021 03:21:13
“Not in my worst nightmare” thought the manager of Mexico, Benjamín Gil, that the Aztec ninth would be eliminated with a mark of three defeats and zero victories for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
“Regrettable. I’m surprised, maybe a little bit shocked, What’s more, not even in the worst nightmare did I think that this would be the result, I mean it with all sincerity, knowing the talent we had and the players, we believed that we were going to win today and advance and go far, I think that all the players and all the staff and everyone was focused on today’s game and we saw possibilities to go far, I never thought that we would not have a very good game, I really thought that we were going to have a very good game, “said Gil.
Regretted that things did not go as plannedI hear that Israel had two major rallies in the match.
“As we have commented, things did not work out, we did not give our best gameNormally, in all these competitions Mexico always has tremendous pitching, and we compete with that and that is why we are known in baseball and unfortunately in the last two games we do battle, not all of them, but as a team we do battle, the allowing 19 runs in 18 innings is something that has never been seen for a Mexican team ”, indicated the Aztec manager.
Mexico lost their three games in a row of the Olympic contest. The ninth tricolor opened by losing 1-0 to the Dominican Republic, then fell 7-4 to Japan and finally said goodbye to Tokyo 2020 with a 12-5 against Israel.
I CARRY A GOOD MEMORY, Pity WE DIDN’T PASS
A good memory takes away from Tokyo 2020 Mexican outfilder Joey Meneses, who lamented Mexico’s elimination from the Olympics.
“Personally it was something nice, be part of the olympic gamesYes, since many people do not have a chance, I have a good memory, a pity that as a team we could not click, nor could we advance further to the next round.
“I would have loved to continue playing, to get to the last game to play for the medal, no way, that’s baseball and you have to accept things as they were,” said the player.
Meneses shot .500, played all three of Mexico’s games and was one of the most productive for the Aztec ninth.