Brazil ‘the best’ insists Alexandre Gallo despite FIFA U-17 World Cup exit
Brazil under-17 head coach Alexandre Gallo insists his side ‘were the best team’ at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
The Seleção lost 11-10 to Mexico on penalties to exit at the quarter-final stage. It had finished 1-1 after 90 minutes.
Having won all four matches prior to that defeat, scoring 18 goals, Gallo believes Brazil showed their class and were simply unlucky against the holders.
“We tried everything, and we made Mexico work hard. We deserved the win,” he told fifa.com. “But they deserve credit too. They did a good job of closing us down. When you catch people’s eyes during a competition like we’ve done, then the games suddenly become more difficult.
“With all due respect to the other sides, we were the best team in the competition,” he said. “But football is exciting because it’s so unpredictable. It’s the only sport in the world where the best team doesn’t always win.”