Pre-game CF Montreal vs. Toronto F.C.
After a first loss in eight games for CF Montreal, another Ismaël Koné transfer rumor has ignited social networks on the sidelines of the duel against their eternal rival Toronto. It is with a Koné available on Sunday that the CFM will try to win against a new Toronto FC.
In a press conference held on Friday, Montreal head coach Wilfried Nancy mentioned that the young Koné is still focused with the team despite a second aborted transfer to an English club.
“He feels good the little one. He’s a guy who knows football now. Even if he has only been a professional with us for a year and a half, he has matured a lot, he explained. He is lucky to have teammates who have had a big career like Victor (Wanyama) or even Kei (Kamara) in MLS. He has individual goals, we will always be there to help him achieve them in time and place. »
The Bleu-Blanc-Noir is still focused on its season and its Sunday goal in hostile territory. Nancy clarifies that the team are not distracted by rumors outside the dressing room and that they will be ready in front of the TFC.
« The guys are professionals, that’s part of the game. They are very excited about this challenge against these new transfers, but I often explain it, we are not going to play against Toronto, we are going to play against a game system, ”says Nancy on the confrontation against new acquisitions like Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi.
Bernardeschi, a 28-year-old midfielder, has scored nearly every game since joining Toronto as a designated player in July.
“Of course it’s a different team, continued Nancy, referring to the club that CF defeated 1-0 in July. They have offensive assets, they have put a lot of resources into strengthening themselves. It’s a team that is already more confident, playing in a different way now. They are in great shape, they have obtained good results and they are betting on players who make the difference. We are going there to play our football and to try to win this game. »
Situation of the injured
According to the coach, Rudy Camacho is potentially ready to return to action on Sunday. The central defender has missed the last three games due to a shoulder injury against the Houston Dynamo.
As for Lassi Lapalainen, his absence will still have to last for a fortnight. However, this is nothing serious according to Nancy.
“He feels good the little one”, mentions Wilfried Nancy on Ismaël Koné
“We are not playing against Toronto FC, we are playing against a style of play”