It is with shared emotions, but also with a lot of positivism that Thierry Henry spoke for the last time after a match this season.
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“We’re sad, but we also beat a team that hadn’t lost for a very long time.
“We could have scored a second goal, but I’m proud of my team. It would have been the icing on the cake if Rudy [Camacho] had been able to score at the very end. “
“It’s definitely a bittersweet end for us, but you can tell the guys really left everything on the pitch tonight [hier] Amar Sejdic added.
Henry recalled that his team gave themselves chances to win in both matches.
“If we look at all the chances we had in the two games, we should have moved on to the next round.
“There are a lot of positives that we can take with us into the next season. “
The Impact head coach recalled that his team was not in the same rhythm as Olimpia.
“We didn’t train for two weeks due to quarantine and we were missing players. Everyone was a little rusty and they ramped up in the second half.
“We trained six or seven times and they were the ones who had cramps at the end of the game, not us. “
His men actually showed more bite in the second half and didn’t give up.
“We fought to the end even though I know it wasn’t enough,” said Henry.
Sejdic on the rise
The only scorer of the match, Sejdic continued to show his coach that he deserves a starting position even though everything is not yet perfect.
“You train hard, you play hard, you play,” Henry summed up. Amar has been patient, he didn’t seize his first chance this season, but he seized the second and he has a good football head.
“We hope he can do that again next season, but it’s always more difficult when there are expectations. “
At 24, Sejdic shows great maturity in his game which suggests a fairly high ceiling for progression.
“I believe there are many aspects of the game that I can still improve and I can learn from my mistakes,” said Sejdic.
“We must already turn our eyes to the next season and it will happen quickly. Preparation will be the most important element ”, he concluded.