This post is really a second part of the previous one. A new day, a new game for us. What a relief to see our players play the way they do. As we were getting ready for our game, some players showed signs of pain. However, this did not worry me because those scars of a previous battle are the ones that makes us stronger. I think our players came to the field more determined to show a different image from yesterday and prove it to themselves that they could play much better.
Before the game, we had a long talk about things to fix this game. It's important to be mentally ready and always aware of our surroundings. Thinking ahead is also key to creating good chances and not losing possession.
From the very beginning, we controlled the ball against a very team that had to be aggressive to win balls. Although we suffered many times, we never lost our composure and created many plays from nicely constructed passes. We were able to rotate our players as we usually do and they all performed above average. This was also David's first game as captain and he didn't disappoint us, as he scored the only goal of the game.
It certainly feels nice to win a tough game playing well, stressing "playing well".