TFC coach: players not playing to potential

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:12 PM ET

TFC played one of its better matches of the year on Saturday against Columbus, responding well to a 3-0 drubbing by D.C. last weekend, but the team was not satisfied.

Asked if the tie felt like a loss, Reds head coach Aron Winter said: “Yeah, the way we lost it.

“We started very well (but) in the end with 10 players is going to be very difficult,” Winter said.

The coach said Julian de Guzman, who was solid, can get to another level, like all of his mates.

“He played well, but Julian is not there, where I know him,” Winter said. “I’m sure that he’s got more, not only for Julian for most of the players. When we are starting like this, we can play good soccer.”

Winter also praised newcomer Richard Eckersley who looked good despite playing out of position in his debut.

Progress on the whole, but not enough, said de Guzman of a team that still is stuck on just one win after seven games.

“A lot of positives to take out of this but at end of the day our goal was to get three points,” he said.

“Our goal was seven points and we only got two (out of a three-game homestand).”


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