The Brazilian national team manager Mano Menezes has said that he is extremely disappointed following the 2-1 loss suffered at the hands of Mexico in the final of the Olympic tournament.
Brazil were hoping to finally lift the much elusive Olympic gold medal, which has been the only major title missing from the trophy cabinet of the South Americans. Brazil were coming into the London Olympics 2012 as the clear favourites to lift the title due to the presence of players like Neymar and Oscar. However, they managed to fall at the final hurdle once again after they were defeated 2-1 in the final by the underdogs Mexico.
Speaking after the match, the Brazil national team manager Mano Menezes said that he was disappointed with the outcome. However, he is willing to take positives from this match and is looking ahead to winning the Confederations Cup that will take place in Brazil in the summer. The Brazilian coach is now under extreme pressure after failing to win this title. Mano Menezes has been preparing the national team in such a way that they will be ready to win the Olympics title. As a result, there has been inclusion of a number of youngsters in the last few months.
"I am very sad. We had done an excellent job till we reached the final. We were confident in achieving gold, but we could not replicate our other performances. Despite creating good chances, we never scored the equalising goal. We can only recognise the superiority of our opponent and congratulate them for the prize we would have liked to see as ours," said the 50-year-old after the match. It is now not sure whether Mano Menezes will remain as the manager of the Brazilian national team following public outrage regarding the failure to win the gold medal.
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