CF Montreal Faces Tough Challenge On The Road In Atlanta
After blowing the chance to get an upset win over the best team in the east, CF Montreal head to Georgia to face Atlanta United.
“We have to move on,” Hernan Losada said to the media on Thursday morning before practice at Nutrilait Centre.
“We need to stay positive and we played a very competitive match against the best team in the league and we have five games to go.”
With five games to go, CF Montreal is still in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings, with DC United hot on their trail, back by only a point, and NYCFC three points back in tenth.
Atlanta United are currently in sixth, and with a win could jump into fifth spot if chaotic New England lose or don’t get a result.
“We will do our best to recuperate and get ready for a big game on Saturday.”
Atlanta United’s two best players right now are Thiago Almada and Giorgos Giakoumakis, and Losada was asked about his gameplan to try and stop them.
“Every team in this league has 2-3 key players and you have to be careful, but we will look more into the collective and try to have a good game plan to take points on the road.”
We also got an injury update from Losada, who confirmed Jules-Anthony Vilsaint is day to day dealing with a knock and why he didn’t play on Wednesday.
Samuel Piette was asked how he deals when the team has to play three games in a week.
“One at a time,” Piette responded. “two points in three games is not perfect, so it’s a very big game on Saturday in Atlanta…we will try to prepare despite the short turnaround.”
CF Montreal’s record on the road isn’t very good, with only two wins in 12 games. Piette was asked what needs to be done to get a result Saturday against a very good team in Atlanta United.
“It’s a very difficult matchup and I think our defense is our strength. Offensively it’s a bit more complicated, but I am very confident with the team we have.”