After several weeks where the trend was up for CF Montreal, the Montreal team has lost its last two games, including the most recent loss, Sunday, 2-1 at home against Real Salt Lake. .
It’s not necessarily catastrophic, but CF Montreal will have to be careful and remain vigilant to stay among the leading group in the East.
However, the players will have to remember the good things they did during that eight game unbeaten streak. The technical staff must show, by video, the good actions carried out before these two defeats to psychologically help the players to return to victory. We must discuss these positive things by showing these images.
Once again, it’s nothing serious, but CF Montreal must stick to the leading teams, even if things aren’t going as well.
CF Montreal is used to scoring goals quickly in a game. It’s happened a few times already this season and it happened again against Real Salt Lake. The first minute of play was not even a thing of the past as Djordje Mihailovic had already caused hysteria inside Stade Saputo.
It was a superb creative action. Mihailovic has already scored similar goals this season; he is almost a regular. The American followed the game well in the goalkeeper’s penalty area and finished, in the end, quite simple.
Thus, it was a dream start to the match for Wilfried Nancy and his technical staff; a very positive entry into the field.
Unfortunately, CF Montreal was unable to maintain that lead over Real Salt Lake, who were playing a bit more aggressively and in a bit more desperate fashion. Luckily Sebastian Breza won in the first half to keep the score at 1-0. He made two good saves due to his good positioning. However, in the end, Breza still conceded two goals, and that’s never a good thing.
CF Montreal didn’t manage the match well, because statistically, when you score the first goal, you’re supposed to win the game. As I said before, it’s not that bad and I don’t think it will bother the players, psychologically. This is where we will see the experience of some players in addition to the technical staff who will have to manage the situation well by keeping things positive.
Place at the Canadian Championship
The team’s next game is tomorrow against Forge FC in the quarter-finals of the Canadian Championship. We don’t really know how Nancy and her technical staff will manage this match. Will Team A be sent into the fray or will some players who haven’t seen much action so far jump onto the pitch? Maybe even James Pantemis will start the game.
It can be a dangerous match, because if we remember correctly, the Montreal club had all the trouble in the world to defeat the Hamilton team last year in the semi-finals of this competition. The match ended 8-7 on a penalty shootout on a Breza goal.
CF Montreal will have to stay very motivated, because Forge has nothing to lose. Now, it remains to be seen what choices Wilfried Nancy will make.
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