Miguel Borja carries a double pain on his shoulders: the elimination of the Colombian National Team of the World Cup in Qatar and the guilt of having been in a terrible streak facing the goal, just when it was most needed.
It hurts more because it was an indisputable for Reinaldo Rueda, who gave him more opportunities than anyone else when it came to going for the absent goals for seven games, a mistake that condemned the illusion of the third consecutive World Cup.
He understands that the direct responsibilities go to the players, but when it comes to balance points to third parties, specifically his former colleagues, today in front of the cameras as analysts.
“Sometimes the press, your colleagues and others are a bit harsh and try to hurt the National Team with the comments they make. There are some who were players and who forget that they also had those bad times, they completely forget about it because they have a microphone in their hand,” he said at a press conference.
Blow to the chin. Indeed, the analysis programs have several former players, many of them very critical of the team and the direction of Reinaldo Rueda.
“These were difficult times. The issue of the National Team is very important for one as a Colombian, as a player and a fan, but it was everyone’s responsibility, not just Miguel Borja, for an entire team that has great players. These are moments that pass.” , added Borja, one of those who received the most criticism after the elimination.
Now the streak seems to be a thing of the past since it comes from scoring in Junior’s last games and he even scored a double in the 3-1 against Alianza Petrolera: “these are difficult times, it happened and we have to turn the page on the selection. I have a a very big commitment to my family and to Junior’s fans”, he said. It’s a shame that fortune had abandoned him every time he wore yellow in the Qatar Qualifiers.