After Spain’s 2-0 loss against Chile was finished, Iker Casillas immediately confronted the media in an apologetic fashion.
The captain apologised for the team’s performance:
“If you can’t get out of the group stage of a World Cup where you play against teams like Australia and Chile you must apologise,” said Casillas according to AS.com
“We say sorry to everyone, but we want you to know that we tried our hardest to give happiness to you once again, but we couldn’t.”
When questioned about the failure might mean the end of a cycle for Spain he replied:
“I don’t think we should talk about this right now.”
“It is not the day to debate, not now.
“There’s a group of players over 30-years-old, the coaches will make their decisions, and we will respect them.”
“Has it been my last game? I’m not sure, we’ll have to wait.
“This group of players deserved a better ending.
“Now we have to finish the best way possible against Australia.”
The Spanish captain concluded by saying:
“Now we face the future and congratulate Chile.”
“Four years ago we obtained the positive side and today we got the negative”.