After a three-day vacation, the CF Montreal players returned to the field on Thursday to prepare for the final game of their year.
They face Toronto FC on November 21 in the Canadian Championship final, a game they do not want to miss.
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“We have a trophy to win, the weather is good and we have everything to gain,” said center-back Joel Waterman.
“We need to get over it as soon as possible and I hope we can make edits in the next game to finish the season in style,” Victor Vanyama added.
For the first time in the Canadian Championship, CF Montreal will play at home, as the quarter-finals took place in Halifax and the semi-finals in Hamilton.
“It’s great to play this game on Stade Saputo, it’s a chance to win the trophy in front of our fans,” Waterman said.
“We want to win this title for the fans and end this season in a positive way.”
And it will be a meeting against CF Montreal’s enemy brother Toronto for over 10 years.
“Regardless of the context of the match against Toronto, it is still a game against Toronto. They want to defeat us and we want to defeat them, ”Waterman said.
Details that no one missed in training Thursday: All the players attended. All but Canada teammates James Pantemis, Samuel Piet and Kamal Miller and Rommel Quito with Honduras.
This is in stark contrast to the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Olympia in Florida on December 15. Many were absent from the meeting. Some players, including Bojan and Rod Funny, felt that although their contracts were valid until December 31, they did not need to be there since the end of the season.
Vanyama hopes the team will do that against Toronto so that he can play in the Champions League again.
“I am just happy to have another chance. In addition, playing in the Champions League with Latin American teams is a great thing. ”
“If we go backwards, I believe we can do better because we have experience compared to last time.”
In addition, for some time now, rumors have been circulating in Great Britain that Vanyama has stated that he is not opposed to the return of Scottish club Celtic.
Kenya, however, quickly reduced his return to Scotland and assured him by drawing a smile.
“I still have a contract here. I love the club and I want to focus on our work. I’ll be here next season as well.”
And if he plays like he did this season, he will be a good plus again for Wilfried Nancy in midfield.