A dejected Tom Brady addressed the waiting media following the New England Patriots’ loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday night’s LII Superbowl matchup.
A fumble by Brady in the last seconds of the game denied the 5-time Superbowl winner of any kind of comeback victory at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota. The final score was 41-33.
Brady held a 9-minute question and answer talk with the media, admitting that the Eagles deserved the championship because they played better than the Patriots. “Losing sucks,” Brady said, adding that every team shows up to win, but things don’t always work out that way.
The quarterback said the opportunities were there for another Pats Superbowl win, but the team didn’t have control of the game. He said the Pats battled, and it was competitive, but it wasn’t enough.
As far as the fumble went, Brady took ownership, saying that “the play was there to be made, I just didn’t make it.”
When asked if he would return to the Patriots lineup next season, he revealed that he couldn’t see why he wouldn’t.
Brady’s post-game interview can be viewed here on YouTube.
According to an item in the NY Daily News, Brady’s supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen was gracious on social media about the loss to Philadelphia, sharing her thoughts on Instagram and congratulating the Eagles for a great win. She included a photo of the family consoling a tearful Tom Brady following Sunday night’s defeat and writing how much they loved him and were proud of all the hard work and discipline that goes into being the best at his game.
Brady’s two youngest children Vivian and Ben are used to watching Daddy win these incredible championships, and upon seeing the Eagles emerge victoriously, it was a tough time for them. It was also a poignant teaching moment as their mother Gisele tried to explain how losing is also a part of life.
The supermodel reminded her crying children that Daddy had won five Superbowl championships and that the Philadelphia Eagles had never won before. She added that sometimes you have to allow others to win in life and that it’s about sharing.