Roy Gilbert

New England 1, Atlanta United 0: What was said

Some of what was said following Atlanta United’s 1-0 loss to New England on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium:

Atlanta United Head Coach Gabriel Heinze:

On the team not scoring in four of its last five matches and if Josef Martinez will return to training: “It’s true that is the statistic. We of course were trying to score a goal in this game. I’m not sure if he (Josef Martinez) could have helped in this game, but he will be joining the team after this game. I need to see how he is right now. We want him fit.”

On eight games without a win and if he’s talked to the executives at the club:

“First, there is no moment with me. The moment is of the club, where I’m the responsible one for absolutely everything. I talk with the President and Sporting Director. In this moment we are right now, it makes me want to keep working more. I don’t want to leave this path. Why? Because I know it. It’s happened before to me. The path was the same and I give it everything I have, all the effort. Let me tell you that this is a good group of players. Possibly, the coach is bad. I truly believe in what I’m doing and I will continue to do the same.”

On if Josef Martinez and the group understand why he is not training with the team:

“Yes, what we talked with Josef, everybody knows. The group […]

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