New York City FC, need to grow mentally and be more concrete
The defeat against Orlando and the elimination from the playoffs still burns. New York City FC seemed to be able to go all the way, and instead the opposite happened. This defeat is likely to leave its mark on the team, as it came. We have to be honest: the Blues deserved more and 11 to 10 we thought New York could score the qualifying goal. This was not the case. Everything has happened and this could affect everyone.
In fact, the New York season is not over. On 16 December there will be the return match of the CONCACAF Champions League against Tigres, who had won 1-0 in the first leg. The Blues have plenty of time to prepare for the game, both physically but above all mental. Ronny Deila in fact will have to work on the minds of the players.
Against Orlando the psychological limitations of the team emerged, which proved to be unable to manage the various moments of a match, both favorable and unfavorable. Against Tigers we will need to see another type of team. New York City FC will have to play a highly competitive match, but in particular will have to stay focused throughout the match. Also, New York needs to be a more concrete team. Against Orlando the opportunities were created but not finalized. It will take us to be more cynical to try and get through. Otherwise, the season is in serious danger of being a failure.