Wilfried Nancy is not interested in the MLS rankings, but he began to break out of his habit after Saturday’s draw in Toronto.
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” I saw the rankings yesterday [dimanche] And that was the first time I looked at him intently. I have a regret.
“I have never seen it before because I know it will take between 13 and 15 wins to reach the playoffs,” CF Montreal head coach explained Monday.
His predictions look good as the teams battling for last place in the playoffs have 11 or 12 wins.
With only one point collected in Toronto after a heartbreaking draw, CF Montreal dropped from sixth to eighth in the Eastern Conference. If he won he would get fifth place.
So the team is in a more tense situation to end the season.
“We have three games left to win. Everyone must stand up, including me, ”insisted Jorge Mikhailovic.
The Quebec club have not helped themselves by collecting just three of the nine possible points in their last three outings.
“We have draws and we were able to win them. It’s not like that, but we keep moving forward,” Nancy tries to be positive.
CF Montreal, with 43 points, have three more duels to play on the regular calendar, as DC United (41 points) are ninth.
The problem is that the two teams that have tied with Montreal, Atlanta and the New York Red Bulls have a game in hand. Fifth, New York City FC (44 points) also played 31 games like Montreal.
We do not need a large crystal ball to find out that we are studying all the scenes in the Quebec dynasty.
“We saw everything, Nancy confirms. I’ve been with the first team for a long time and there have always been weird scenes.
“The big games are coming up and some qualified teams are relaxing the players. We are playing against the Red Bulls next Saturday and we should have a good result against them. For now, I’m glad our fate is in our hands. “
Coincidentally, since the injury to Rommel Quito, the team has had three draws in a row, scoring a total of four goals. Kyoto has resumed training, but it is not yet known if he will be able to play on Saturday.
Mikhailovich did not establish a relationship due to the absence of his teammate, but the midfielder mistakenly hit him on the head.
“If we look at the last few games, the odds are not so clear or good. My job is to create opportunities so I don’t know if it’s my fault or the collective problem. “
However he is concerned that the team is creating low scoring chances in recent encounters.
“Our game in the last three is worrying and we need to correct it.”
Trying to find the culprit for a last-minute draw with Toronto is easy.
Yes, Bjørn Johnsen could have scored the second goal, yes, Ahmed Hamdi could have been late in the previous possession, yes, we could have cleared the foul and escaped, and yes, could have kept the wall even better on the free kick. But according to defenseman Kamal Miller, all this was in vain.
“Some point the finger at James [Pantemis, le gardien], But without him, we would not have had a chance to win this match.
“We have a chance to get shelter and we have not succeeded. Collectively, we are not pointing a finger at anyone.”
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