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CF Montreal Gets Massive Revenge Win Over New England Revolution

By on August 27, 2023 0 738 Views

CF Montreal got some revenge on Saturday beating the New England Revolution 1-0 thanks to a late goal from George Campbell in the 86th minute.

“I think we were very patient,” head coach Hernan Losada responded when asked about the second half. “We deserved to win with all the chances we created and the subs who came in worked well and we dominated.”

The goal happened when finally Lassi Lappalainen came off the bench and found George Campbell from the side of the net. He managed to deflect the ball off his boot and into the net.

“I want a team that likes to run and has that fighting spirit. I am very happy for our teams and our fans who stayed with us in the second half, and it’s also thanks to them we won this match.”

Losada made one change before the game to his starting eleven, bringing in Zachary Brault-Guillard for Aaaron Herrera, who tore one of the ligaments in his ankle at practice on Friday and will be out 4-6 weeks.

The game didn’t feature a lot of chances from either side as both teams looked for goals but lacked in the final third either getting shots blocked or balls going out.

It was New England’s first game back since July 15 and the debut of their new goalkeeper Earl Edwards Jr, who replaced Djordje Petrovic after he completed his transfer to Chelsea in England.

Losada was asked once again how his team was able to keep the Revolution off the scoreboard.

“It’s our strength at home. So far this season we have only conceded five goals at home. It’s our fortress and we feel something special every time we play at home,” he said.

Gustavo Bou didn’t play after missing the game due to injury while Carles Gill made the start for a New England team that is currently second-best in the Eastern Conference.

“They are a very mature team and it’s not easy to play them. We can’t forget where they are in the standings – they have a lot of experience.”

Jonathan Sirois, who didn’t really have a busy night only making one save, gave his thoughts on the match and the win in which he earned another clean sheet.

“I felt we had the momentum tonight”, Sirois responded. “We had our chances but it took some time before we were finally able to score and at the end of the day I am happy we got the three points.”

Sirois, who was expected to spend the season on the bench as a backup, is now a starter and tonight broke a record with his tenth clean sheet. He was asked to give his reaction on that.

“I think as a stat it’s a collective one. I have players in front of me who did everything to make it happen, and not even letting them have a shot on target shows the caliber of this team.”

George Campbell, who scored the lone goal and the game-winner, was asked about his perspective on the win tonight.

“We played a good game,” Campbell reflected. “The crowd was behind us and we were dominating and we kept pushing and I happened to score and the roof fell off and it felt amazing.”

Campbell was asked about now playing the role Rudy Camacho used to play before being traded in the middle of the back three and says he has adjusted well.

“Rudy was a fantastic player, but every single player who plays that position is more than capable of doing their job. We have shown that in the past few games and hopefully, we can keep it going.”

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