We can’t say that Mason Toye started his career in the Impact jersey with a bang.
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The obtained Minnesota United FC forward played 51 minutes against the Philadelphia Union on Sunday and didn’t attempt a shot, only touching the ball just over a dozen times, and still in the third. central field.
“It will take me a little time to adjust, it’s normal when you arrive in a new team, he conceded. I have to understand how everyone is playing and understand the tendencies of my teammates.
“But by my standards, it wasn’t a good game, and I need to play better.
Fortunately, the next meeting comes back quickly, so I can make amends quickly. ”
In his first media chat last week, Toye confessed that Thierry Henry was an idol as he was going to see him play for the Red Bulls as a teenager.
To evolve under the orders of Henry can only contribute to his progress, according to him.
“I already really appreciate Thierry as a coach. His standards are high for everyone and that’s how we’re going to improve.
“I am very excited to be able to continue to learn under him and the rest of the coaching staff. “
The 21-year-old is open to all possibilities and does not close any doors.
“I just want to be on the pitch. No matter where I am I’m going to find a way to make it work, whether I’m the only attacker or the secondary attacker. “
And he believes that the context in which the team finds itself now can be beneficial for its integration, although it may not be obvious to the majority of the team.
“The fact that we’re all together at the hotel should help a bit. We have our meals together, we do our exercises together, we do everything together and I feel like the guys are already more comfortable with me.
“But the games come back quickly and we have little time to do tactical work. You never have a full week to build chemistry in the field. “