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Post Match Quotes | HFDvLDN 7.20

By Staff, 07/20/20, 10:15PM EDT

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Head Coach Ryan Martin

Thoughts on the team performance in the first match back? 
"We started slow and gave away a bad restart goal which was something we focused on in training. We had some really good moments in the game but lacked quality in the final third and didn’t have enough runs in behind. I was happy with the effort the guys put forward but you can’t give a two goal lead to a team like Hartford on the road.  Very happy for some of the guys who made their pro debuts as well."

Thoughts on the next match?
"We play Hartford again so we know what we will be up against.  We have twelve days to get better individually and collectively and we will be ready!"

Midfielder Michael Gamble

Thoughts on the team performance in the first match back?
"Definitely a difficult match. We were unfortunate to give up such an early goal. Probably effected us mentally and how we had to approach the game. I think collectively we improved as the match continued. Our effort and style of play started breaking out . We have to be patient with ourselves and understand that we just came back from being off for a couple of months and so things aren’t going to click perfectly from the very first minute. As long as we keep improving little by little, focus on the little things and make sure our effort and concentration are there from the very first minute."

Thoughts on the next match?
"We have a good amount of time until the next game against Hartford. Plenty of time to recover and go over film to see what improvements we need to make going into the next time we play them. It’s good to know we have a couple of guys coming back from injury so our depth will increase and give us a boost going into next game. We got our first game back under our belt, remembering the feeling of what it’s like being back on the field. Unfortunately we didn’t get the result we wanted but I’m positive we will keep building in the right direction from here."