|Brendan Burke - Head Coach
Overall thoughts on the game:
"We were a little disappointed in the rhythm of the game, and we didn’t dominate the game the way we would normally do it. It was mostly down to not hitting people’s front foot in transition, and uplink fast enough back to the front. We saw a few moments like we did with Amang’s goal, because it was a recovery. It was a touch and turn with the next pass, and he got it through, and he finished. We have deadly forward players, so we must get them on the ball in isolation, more often than we did tonight, and I think what I said to the players, is if you can win a game 4-1 when you are not in your best form then that’s a great sign for where we are headed."
How big is it to get a win against a division opponent?
"It is huge, I think on the other end, Rodriguez deserves credit as he made some important saves tonight to keep us in the game. We did some last ditch defending, which we haven’t been great at all year, there was more than a dozen positives in the game with resilience that hasn’t been there before, and we need to be a lot better so we will be in work early tomorrow morning."
On playing in front of a sold-out crowd:
"Our crowd is awesome, we all feel it, we can hear them coming over our shoulders! I mean they are into the game, and they are in tune with it, they understand the flow, and they understand it when it is time to dig in and defend! They also understand when the calls gone wrong, and it is great to have an educated tuned in fan base, and it makes our job a pleasure with so much energy behind you that you feel obligated to find a way."
On Thomas Amang's first goal at Weidner Field:
"He is not even fit yet, so I can’t wait to see him when he is 90 minutes fit at this altitude. We knew when we brought him here that other teams were going to make summer signings. So, we were kinda quiet about Thomas but he has played at a major European league at 18, 19, and 20 he was going through a rough patch, we are really very lucky to have gotten his signature at the time that we did when he was coming out of Spain his time in Norway he was showing flashes at what he could do now. I think he could tear this league apart when he hits the right run of form and has the right guys around him and right now I think he has all of that."
How does it feel getting your first goal with the club?
"It is always overwhelming, feeling to like do something good for the fans that paid to come in and for the team to help my get into the playoff spot in a better position it was overwhelming."
How do you feel about the fan support and playing in front of a packed house?
"It is really important to us as a team, for us to continue to push and win games, the fan support is really important, and we are thankful for all the fan and continue to come out and help us and be the extra help out on the field."
How do you feel about playing well on both sides of the ball?
"I try my best every game I play to contribute to the team, and win because it gets competitive, so you have to play good or you'll sit on the bench so every game I try to get my best and tonight I think I did well."
How does it feel scoring your first goal in front of the fans at home?
"It feels great, because I was running for it, so I was looking forward to stepping out and getting my first goal here in this environment. It is new for me, so I am getting used to everything, and I am hoping for more."
On his goal tonight:
"It was a great pass from Andre, so he knows when this kind of situation I am going to make the run so he gave it to me, so I make one touch and shoot straight so it was a good goal, and I was looking forward to it, and I was happy for it."
How does it feel getting 3 points on Austin Bold?
"It was important, for the standing to get a home playoff game. It was really, and we started off a bit sloppy and the beginning, so I tried to find a way to get back on track, so we did it and the most important thing was to get the 3 points and now we are looking forward to moving on and forgetting about this game and preparing for the next one."