The Impact really needed to win this game and it gave itself the means to do so by starting it with a lot of poise and rhythm.
“We realized that we came out slowly in the previous games, we wanted to come out strong. We have played a lot of games lately, but that’s no excuse and we have emphasized the importance of starting the match well, ”said
Same story on the side of Thierry Henry who wanted to see his team bounce back after two defeats.
“I don’t know if it’s the biggest win of the season, but we were keen to respond, to win a first game at home and to play a big game as a team. “
What is interesting is that even if the Impact saw its momentum hampered by a bad goal in the third of the game, it did not deflate.
“When you allow a goal like the one we gave, it’s possible that the guys will say ‘still’, but we reacted well,” said Henry.
And besides, if this goal is in part due to a bad move by James Pantemis, the head coach believes that the young goalkeeper, who was only in his second start in MLS, was able to recover afterwards.
“James grew in the game as the minutes went by. He had a hard blow, but he made some good saves in the second half. “
They get up
The collective effort was one of the good things the team offered this year and Henry pointed it out. Several players stood up to make a difference.
“I’m happy with the game of Bojan, Joel Waterman and Amar [Sejdic] once again. Rudy [Camacho] corrected the shot, he’s been attacked for some time, but he played a good game. “
Bojan possibly played his best game in an Impact jersey displaying a lot of passion and envy in addition to showing off his beautiful technical palette.
“Bojan could have scored a few goals in this part and we even saw him give one to Maxi at the end of the game,” Wasterman said. He plays a very important role and he really wants this team to be successful. “
As for the principal concerned, he maintained that he did not miss Wednesday’s game due to an injury. “I was not injured, we played a lot of matches and I listened to my body. I felt like I wasn’t able to play. “