Wilfried Nancy wasn’t keen on looking at the Major League Soccer rankings, but he’s starting to veer from his habit after Saturday’s draw in Toronto.
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“I looked at the arrangement yesterday [dimanche] This was the first time I looked seriously. I felt sorry “.
“I’ve never seen him before because I knew it took 13-15 wins to advance to the playoffs,” the CF Montreal coach explained on Monday.
His predictions look good as the teams battling for last place in the playoffs have 11 or 12 wins.
With just one point collected in Toronto after a heartbreaking tie, the Montreal club fell from sixth to eighth in the Eastern Conference. A win would have earned him fifth place.
Thus, the team is in a more tense position to finish the season.
“We have three matches left and we all have to win them. Djorji Mihajlovic insisted that everyone stand up, myself included.
It must be said that FC Quebec has not helped itself by collecting only three points out of a possible nine in its last three matches.
“We had draws and we could have won them. Nancy said, trying to stay positive.
Montreal, with 43 points, still has three duels to play in the regular calendar, as does DC United (41 points), which is next in ninth place.
The problem is that the two teams associated with Montreal, Atlanta and the New York Red Bulls have a game in hand. Fifthly, New York City club (44 points) also played 31 games, as did Montreal.
No need to own a big crystal ball to know that we consider all scenarios in Clan Quebec.
“We have looked at everything, confirms Nancy. I have been with the first team for a long time and there are always strange scenarios.
“There are big matches coming up, some of the qualified teams will rest the players. We are playing Red Bull next Saturday and we have to get a good result against them. For now, I am happy that our fate is in our hands.”
Coincidence or not, since Rommel Koyoto’s injury, the team has achieved three draws in which they scored a total of four goals. Quioto has resumed training, but it is not yet known if he will be able to play on Saturday.
He did not associate Mihajlovic with the absence of his teammate, but the midfielder slapped his head a little wrongly.
“If we look at the last few matches, the odds are not clear or good. I don’t know if it is my fault because my job is to create chances or it is a collective problem.”
But he admits his concern that the team has created few chances to score in recent confrontations.
“It’s our game in the last third that’s worrying and we have to correct it.”
It would be easy to try to find the culprit for the last minute draw against Toronto.
Yes, Bjorn Johnson could have scored the second, yes, Ahmed Hamdy could have fallen behind in the previous possession, yes, we could have cleared and avoided the foul and yes, it would have been better to put the wall on the free kick. But this is all futile, according to defender Kemal Miller.
Some are pointing the finger at James [Pantemis, le gardien]But if it wasn’t, we wouldn’t have a chance to win this match.
“We had opportunities to take cover and we didn’t succeed. Collectively, we are not pointing fingers at anyone.”
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