Shootout loss ‘a tremendous blow’ – Mina

first_imgWorld Cup Shootout loss to England ‘a tremendous blow’ for Colombia’s Mina Tommy Doleman 10:52 7/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Yerry Mina Colombia England World Cup 2018 Matthias Hangst World Cup Colombia Colombia v England England The Barcelona defender believes his team deserved to beat Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions after their elimination from the World Cup on penalties. Yerry Mina believes Colombia deserved to win their round of 16 tie against England, despite their elimination from the World Cup on penalties .The Barcelona defender scored three times during the tournament, including a last minute equaliser against the Three Lions to send Tuesday’s game into extra-time.But the South Americans were eliminated in heartbreaking fashion for the second consecutive World Cup after an unlucky defeat to Brazil in 2014, and Mina said it was a massive disappointment to lose against England. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar “It was a tremendous blow,” he told Mundo Deportivo .“We did not deserve to lose, we have done more than England and the pity is that we could not decide [the game] before the penalties.“It is a blow for the whole group. I thank God because he allowed me to score another important goal for my country, and I really thought that in the extra time we could win.”Team-mate James Rodriguez, who had to watch from the sidelines as his team were bounced from the World Cup, was also visibly dejected after the match. The forward missed out through injury and tweeted a picture of himself in tears. — James Rodríguez (@jamesdrodriguez) July 3, 2018 With the World Cup over for Mina, who signed for Barcelona from Palmeiras in January, but only appeared five times for them in the back half of the season, his attention will quickly return to his club situation. His performances at the World Cup have caught the eye of several clubs, but he claimed he would take some time to let the World Cup pass before he makes any decisions on his future. “In my head, I’m going back to Barca,” he said.“Now is not the time to talk about my future, but the World Cup has helped me reconnect and reaffirm myself as a footballer.”last_img