New York City Interim Head Coach says the Club’s Campeones Cup win is nothing less than the squad deserve.

For Cushing, the triumph marked his ninth trophy with the City Football Group and first in full charge of NYCFC.

Naturally, the Head Coach was delighted with the achievement and asserts the victory is just reward for his players for their efforts during what had been a challenging time for the team.

“I’m so happy for the guys because of the work they have put in, and the way they have responded week in, week out,” he stated.

“I know this team is special. I know every coach says that but when I see a team that goes through many wins in the early part of the season, and continues to work at the level we work at, and continues to be hungry to be better; then goes through a period of losing so many games with a coach who was an Assistant and became the Interim Head Coach – all of the things that have been thrown at this team: major injuries, suspensions, we lost our captain [Sean Johnson]…

“I never ever felt they were coming apart or that they were checking out a little bit – there was always belief. I could feel in the locker room before the game, I could feel a real desire and hunger.

“If you isolate the game, I really believed the team could win. I knew it would be a difficult game but I knew we could win, though of course, in the back of your mind you have the run we’ve been on and the results.

“It’s a big moment: another trophy for our Football Club. That feeling never ever gets old! It’s my ninth trophy with this organization: seven others as a Head Coach and one as an Assistant, and it never ever gets old".

Sezione: Focus / Data: Thu 15 September 2022 alle 19:40
Autore: Stefano Bentivogli
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