Chile ‘were up against a whole stadium’Sampaoli believes that his 'players made history' against Brazil
Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli felt the overwhelming support that Brazil had in Belo Horizonte on Saturday.
After losing 3-2 on penalties to the World Cup hosts, Sampaoli was emotional in front of the media.
He said: "I'm not happy. We gave everything we had and we were up against a whole stadium, against the hosts and we didn't go through.
"Our players made history and they did their country proud. We had possession of the ball, we put in a lot of effort, we took more risks and we fought till the end.
"If that Mauricio [Pinilla] shot hadn't hit the bar, then everything might have been different. But it wasn't. I hope that the pain that we're feeling right now becomes something else in the future," Sampaoli said.
"With time we'll look at it differently and we'll come to appreciate what this team has done."