Heron Talk presented by Gallagher
Inter Miami will be making its last stop of a four-game road trip in Columbus, Ohio, to take on the Columbus Crew as the team looks to spark momentum for a potential playoff push on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. ET.
Head coach Phil Neville pointed back to his belief in the Inter Miami squad, highlighting the previous unbeaten streaks that the Club has gone in hopes to earn a spot in the playoffs.
“This team can get five wins on the bounce - we’ve seen it, we’ve done it. So this team can flip it.”
Reflecting on the previous matchup between the two clubs, in which Inter Miami came away with a 1-0 victory at DRV PNK Stadium in September, Neville highlighted the control that the Crew maintained throughout the game.
“They had a lot of control without really creating that many chances in that first game that we played against them so we know it’s going to be a tough game,” he said.
The manager also discussed the persistent championship mentality that the 2020 MLS reigning champions exhibit on the pitch.
“They’re a championship winning team. Twelve months ago or less they won a championship, they were the best team in the whole East and the West conference, with a championship-winning coach who’s won it before with another club, so we’re not underestimating the size of the task.”
Goalkeeper Nick Marsman displayed his leadership qualities while communicating the importance of producing a strong performance at Columbus to come away with the three points.
“We have to move forward. We have to find a way to win and I think that’s the most important,” Marsman said.
“We are doing a lot of reviews - what can go better? What are we doing well? Where can we create more chances? How do we concede goals? We’re working on it a lot. So now we just have to show it in our upcoming games. We can talk about it a lot but eventually, we have to show it,” Marsman concluded.