Torrent praises NYCFC after "best performance" of his tenure vs. Red Bulls
Dome Torrent’s fourth taste of the Hudson River Derby was the New York City FC coach’s sweetest.
The Spaniard won in his first match against the New York Red Bulls, which was also Chris Armas’ debut as Red Bulls coach last July. But considering tactics, emotions, intensity and his team’s response to conceding early, there’s nothing better for Torrent than Saturday’s 2-1 victory at Yankee Stadium.
“Maybe its the best performance, for sure, in my period here against the Red Bulls,” Torrent said.
It was certainly an improvement from a loss by the same scoreline at Red Bull Arena a month ago.
In that game, Torrent lauded his team’s play in the opening 45 minutes and was understandably upset about the controversial decision to allow Danny Royer’s winning goal to stand. The sequence started with a quickly-taken throw-in by Alex Muyl despite assistant referee Corey Rockwell indicating for a corner kick.
“The difference today we play not just 45 minutes, maybe the last 10 minutes we didn’t play well, we were nervous a little bit and we miss a lot of balls,” Torrent said. “Maybe the difference is we play 60-70 minutes in a row well. Against Red Bulls [at Red Bull Arena] we played 45 minutes unbelievable, for me, it's my opinion, but the rest of the game you know what happened there.”