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Touchline Talk

Inter Miami fell 2-0 against New York City FC on Saturday, Aug. 14 at Red Bull Arena. Following the match, defender Leandro González Pirez pointed to a lack of concentration as what cost the team the three points on the night.

“This time we made a few mistakes in the details, we fell asleep in defense a few times, we lost the ball here and there in situations that we didn’t have to lose it, and it cost us,” said LGP.

He also highlighted how the little details in a game are the most important aspects.

“We’re playing in a league where all the details are important, a very physical league, in which you can’t give an inch.

Head coach Phil Neville wants to put this result behind him quickly, as there are two vital home games he now has to shift his attention to.

“Now it’s about putting this behind us and moving on to Wednesday, which will be a really important game for us,” said Neville

“There is no time to mope. There is no time to point fingers or start blaming and criticizing. This league is brutal, where you just got to lick your wounds and move on.”

Neville concluded by acknowledging the steps the team is taking to improve, while also emphasizing the importance of this phase of the season for the Club.

“We’re taking baby steps and we are now approaching the moment in the season where we have to put our foot down on the gas.

“It’s there for us if we want it, it’s not as if we are in a position where it is impossible. Therefore, if we really, really want it, and we want to put the hard yards in, we’ll be successful.”

Next for Inter Miami is a busy week featuring a clash with Chicago Fire FC on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET at DRV PNK Stadium, and a matchup with Toronto FC on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET at DRV PNK Stadium.