USL Post-Game Reaction: John Wolyniec | 4/28/19

New York Red Bulls II Head Coach John Wolyniec

 

On putting together a strong second half…

That seems to be our thing. Listen, we got guys that come work hard that they know that whether we're up or down that there's always something to play for. If you try and put that into the culture and stuff so I think that's part of it. You know, obviously. Ideally, we'd find more ways to get up in games and rather than give up the first goal we seem to do that quite, quite a bit. And I don’t know the stats on them but I know it's a number of games now so. But I think overall that was a really good, clean,you know, 88 minute performance like we really were pretty solid for most of that game so I don't think it was so much a first half second half thing I think it was more just, you know, we came out pretty good, we unfortunately take a goal against the run a play and then what we were able to stay composed and get after it and then we just kind of wore them down, and it just took to the second half for us to break through and then I think we, at that point we kind of knew that, there's a good chance that we're going to get a couple more chances, probably a little lucky not to not to go up another but a good performance.

 

On the halftime message to his team…

Yeah, I think you kind of hit on it there, you know you sometimes in those scenarios you just walk into the locker room you'll listen a little bit, and guys are pretty positive and just couple things that they had to say to each other, we're right on. And I didn't have to say much, a couple little tiny tactical things that that we needed to adjust. You know, watch it for revolts in a little bit. But other than that, the guys were right on the move is going on, felt confident and comfortable that's where the game is going and just felt a little hard done by a couple plays in the first half and credit to them. Our guys just stay level headed and sometimes in those scenarios you can get a little frustrated and, you know, we showed some signs of that but for the most part we were pretty resolute about going after the game and continue to go after it no matter what. 

 

On facing Martin Rennie who has coached several high-level teams…

Yeah, I mean, they're good team. They've shown with the message before the game was this is a good team it's gonna be a good challenge and it was, but credit to our guys we took a good team and really challenged them so I thought a lot of guys and, you know, we had a bunch of guys on our side that performed well, and it's good. When you challenge them and say that the other team is really good and guys step up and perform that's, that's a good sign.

 

On the game tying goal…

Yeah, it's good little play by us Vince makes good little action and drives in the box. You know, it's so is tricky penalties that get called for it. I think there's contact there and then, you know, we yelled for it and it was given. You know, this is how the game to go. Nowadays, I think, referees are, you know, used to be they were hesitant to call them and nowadays they want to call them and I think that's fine I think that helps the game I think that opens up the box and allows for more attacking plays and makes the game more exciting so you know that's going to lead to some controversies and I don't by no means am I gonna claim it's 100% PK or anything like that but we felt like it was in the moment.

 

On playing another game on Wednesday…

Yeah we’ll see, we’ll have to assess how our guys are doing. Always figuring out what the personnel will be. But listen, we've got a number of guys that can contribute and we showed in the last stretch where we rotated some guys that guys that you know maybe aren't all the time starters can come in and still do the job in a good way and we feel real confident in a lot of players so obviously they'll be some changes and we'll see who gets rolled out for Wednesday, but we'll go after it in a good way. We know Birmingham's good team, you know, they have some good players and, you know, our little taste down there was, was pretty good for us but it's a different time in a different place so we'll have to rally and be ready to go.

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