Former players of the Panamanian soccer team Jaime Penedo, Felipe Baloy, Gabriel Gómez and Blas Pérez showed their gratitude and love towards Hernán Darío "Bolillo" Gómez through their respective social networks.
The first to react to the stepping down of the Colombian coach was Panamanian goalkeeper Jaime Penedo, who said: "Thank you teacher for taking this challenge which was completed".
"You instilled in us a philosophy of play, charisma and life teachings. It was 4 years where we could learn a lot from you and I will keep this in mind forever," the Panamanian goalkeeper wrote on his Instagram account.
Gabriel "Gavilán" Gómez, player of the Colombian Bucaramanga, in his first words he posted: "I am eternally grateful, teacher!!".
"Gavilán", one of the key players in the "Bolillo" gear, acknowledged that the Colombian coach was a guardian for Panamanian footballers and wished him success in his new duties.
"Thank you for all your teachings, thank you for helping us achieve the dream of playing a world cup. I wish you successes in your new stage THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU TEACHER #union # joy # Strength God Bless you, you have all my admiration and respect," accurately points out the message of the Panamanian player.
Felipe Baloy, the man who scored for Panama in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, said that "Bolillo" stepping down was already known and in the end, he thanked the coach for everything.
"His stepping down was something that we pretty much knew about. The teacher is leaving with the promise of taking us to our first World Cup, which was fulfilled. We thank him for everything and we wish the best for him and all his team that worked with us," Baloy said in his social network.
The other player who posted his message on his social network account was Panamanian forward Blas Pérez, who said that "his legacy is simply unforgettable".
"What many considered impossible, you achieved it, your legacy is simply unforgettable. Thank you very much for all your teachings, you became a father for us and in that way also a Panamanian," said Pérez.
"Thanks to you we have grown as footballers but especially as people. I wish you all the best in what lies ahead," he stressed.
Hernán Darío "Bolillo" Gómez said goodbye today to the Panamanian fans through an emotional letter published on the twitter of the Panamanian Football Federation (Fepafut).
"Bolillo" qualified Panama to its first world championship. Now after four years, according to the Ecuadorian press, Gómez will be presented on August 1 as Ecuador coach, which led to the competition of its first World Cup in the Korea-Japan 2002 edition.