Oct 31, 2016
After the game reporters have a few private minutes with New York City FC Defender Maxime Chanot. Hear what Chanot has to say after a tough first playoff match loss to Toronto FC.
Not the results you wanted tonight but how did you find it out there?
Maxime Chanot: Obviously we are disappointed. We came here to win the game and that’s what we wanted and tonight we left down 2-0. We are disappointed. I’m not saying we deserved it [the loss] but 0-0 or 1-0 would have been a better result. But this is football and we are looking forward and see what’s going to happen next Sunday.
It’s an uphill battle but crazy things happen in football is that the mentality and confidence going into the second match?
Maxime Chanot: Yes, for sure, otherwise there is no point to play the game. We are still looking forward to playing this game and we believe in ourselves, we believe in this team, we have to move forward with a positive spirit and you never know what’s going to happen in football, believe me.
How difficult was the Altidore/ Giovinco match up?
Maxime Chanot: They are both good players and we’ve known them for a while now but I don’t want disrespect them, they played a good game, they [Toronto] scored two goals but it could have been 0-0. Giovinco is probably one of the best players in the league, we knew that and today he had a good game. I don’t think we deserved this 2-0 [loss].
However they were scored, it's probably the same but that they were scrappy goals around the net is that frustrating?
Maxime Chanot: That’s what I am talking about, they were not really beautiful goals but this is football. Congratulations to Toronto they did their job tonight and now we are looking forward to do our job next weekend.