- MENDOZA, July 9, 2011 (AFP) - The Mexican team Giovani Dos Santos has stated that the defeat by 1-0 to Peru made life difficult for Mexicans to get a place in the quarter-finals.
"It's difficult, we know now will be very complicated, but we’ll keep trying as long as there is hope", said the player from Tottenham, England.
Dos Santos said that "history would have been different if Mexico had gone to play the Copa America with the team that played the Gold Cup", referring to the scandal of the Mexico squad, which cut some athletes in the squad for indiscipline.
"We have some players in the group who are disputing for the first time a competition of this magnitude. Still, despite the defeat, they should be congratulated for determining the pitch, because it has not been easy", he said.
"I'm sad, everyone is upset, as were two straight defeats in the competition" said the player.
Mexico opened with a defeat to Chile, by 2-1, in San Juan, and will have to beat Uruguay in La Plata, to dream about the place in the quarter-finals.