CF Montreal Hoping To Snap Losing Streak Against Charlotte FC
CF Montreal once again finds themselves in a very difficult position, similar to what we witnessed at the beginning of the regular season in terms of losing games and not scoring.
“I really don’t think we will focus on the opponent,” Losada said on a Zoom call with the media Thursday afternoon. “We want to analyze our own game and see what we can improve on.”
Before the Canada Day game against NYCFC, Saputo Stadium was called a fortress with the team only losing one home game at that point. After losing to both NYFC and Atlanta the home-field advantage has disappeared.
“We need to find ways how to score and look at the mistakes in our own end. That was the basis of our success, and we need to find a way to have a good game against Charlotte.”
I attempted to ask Losada about the fact that Matko Miljevic was not on the roster Wednesday night, and he mentioned he doesn’t like to talk about players who don’t play and used the word ‘rotation’.
“It’s up to him and the other players on the roster to show they are capable when they are in this situation,” he surmised.
CF Montreal has the game Saturday night against Charlotte before the MLS season goes on hold for a month for The Leagues Cup, which will feature a World Cup-style tournament with teams from Liga MX.
I also had a chance to ask Losada about having Aaron Herrera back from international duty and he seemed pleased after struggling to find a solution on the right wing.
“Aaron played four full games of 90 minutes with Guatemala. We were struggling on the right side with players who are not used to playing in that position.”
We also had a chance to catch up with Herrera who was made available to the media last minute after a swap with Jules-Anthony Vilsaint.
“It was an unbelievable experience,” Herrera responded when I asked him about his experience at the Gold Cup. “It turned out better than I imagined and I am extremely happy to be playing for Guatemala. The experience was unbelievable.”
I also asked Herrera if he was pleased to be back with the club and how he can help to boost the offense now that he will be back at ring wing-back, creating chances off that wing.
“I am extremely happy to be back. Everyone knows it’s something we need to improve and we need to take more chances and more risks in trying to score goals.”
Herrera did confirm that, surprisingly, his body feels really good – but did state there was a bit of physical and mental fatigue.
Despite the fact Herrera didn’t face Charlotte in North Carolina, he admitted to watching the game and gave us a breakdown of what he is expecting Saturday night.
“Charlotte is a good team. They are dangerous with a lot of quality attackers, and they are a team that plays with a lot of intensity… so we need to match it, be clean defensively, and be clinical in the attack.”