Renato Tapia reveals his regret for the playoff: “It was not our day, we played badly”

Renato Tapia reveals his regret for the playoff: “It was not our day, we played badly”

The Peruvian team lost on penalties to Australia and was left out of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Renato Tapia referred to that defeat and did not hide his regret.

Renato Tapia reveals his regret over the playoff: “It was not our day, we played poorly”

Renato Tapia referred to the playoff of the Peruvian team. (Photo: Daniel Apuy/GEC)

On June 13, the Peruvian team fell on penalties against Australia, in the direct duel of the Qatar 2022 World Cup playoff. The squad led by Ricardo Gareca did not show off its best football version and Renato Tapia recently referred to that match, reflecting his sorry for the defeat.

It's very unfair, everything done in the Qualifiers is summed up in one match. We played badly, it wasn't our day”, the midfielder initially confessed, in an interview for DirecTV Sports. Let's remember that this time, due to the adjusted schedule, the playoff changed its format and went to a single match.

In the same way, the 'Cabezón' reflected on the future of Ricardo Gareca, who has not yet confirmed his continuity in command of the 'Blanquirroja' for the next classification process. “All the soccer players who have gone through the national team want the teacher to stay”, said the 26-year-old midfielder.

In addition, Tapia touched on the subject of Advíncula, who was very affected by the missed penalty in the shootout against Australia and even announced on social networks that he was retiring from the national team, although he later deleted his message. “We are convinced that Luis will return to the team, he is important for Peru”, Tapia stressed.

On the other hand , the midfielder for Celta de Vigo in Spain also spoke about the controversy regarding some guests on the flight to Qatar for the playoffs: “We are a country where everything is judged. On the subject of the family, we pay for his tickets ”.

Finally, thinking about his professional future, Renato highlighted his longing linked to the national tournament. “For me, it is a dream to play in Alianza Lima. I would like to return to Peru, not so old, and be able to compete for good weather here”, concluded Tapia, who a few days ago put on the blue and white jersey to attend a game in Matute.