As happened in the opening group stage, Argentina fell with Ecuador, although this time by 2-1 and at the beginning of the Final Hexagonal. The bad step was taken calmly by Fernando Batista, who at a press conference said: "Let's face the game with Colombia as an end, as I told the guys."
"The final hex is very balanced, Colombia will be a very difficult opponent, this is just beginning," added the Argentine coach. And he analyzed, "The second half was a return trip, but we have to improve the volume of play."
In turn, striker Maximiliano Romero lamented defeat, but was happy with the delivery of himself and his teammates. "I think we gave all of us, we will have to keep improving and thinking about Colombia, and in three days we will have another final," he said in the press area.