GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – Antigua GFC Head Coach Roberto Montoya believes that his team is poised and ready to mount a comeback in its Scotiabank Concacaf League Preliminary Round series against Forge FC of Canada on Thursday night at the Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
The Guatemalan side lost the first leg 2-1 last week in Canada, but Montoya feels like Thursday will be a different outcome.
“In the first leg we had good control over the match, we just suffered a couple lapses,” said Montoya in his pre-match press conference on Wednesday.
“We know how they were going to play. I think we played a good first half, the boys showed personality, but in the end, we basically gifted the second goal. Right now the group is good, the team is ready for the match, there are 90 minutes to go and we go in with the idea of playing a good match,” added Montoya.
For Montoya, the biggest key on Thursday night will be making the most of any defensive errors committed by a Forge FC team that is well-rounded, quick and fundamentally sound.
“We are going to try to provoke more errors out of them and we will try to avoid making key mistakes. Aside from that we are going to play like we have been playing. We want to win, we are going to win, the team is ready. We know that [Forge] is a team that is well coached, they are organized, they have a style of play, we know that they try to take advantage of their speed, but we are going to take advantage of their vulnerabilities in defense,” concluded Montoya.