Orlando City

They said it: Oscar Pareja and Robin Jansson react to match vs Inter Miami

Orlando City head coach Oscar Pareja

Opening Statement 

“Obviously a very disappointing day for us. Recognizing from minute one to the end of the game, that didn't look like us in many areas and obviously in a team like them [Miami], we cannot permit [them] to have that many spaces and lose that many duels and give them that possibility to be sitting in our box, in those counterattacks. So really, really disappointed but we're pushing as a group. You know that I have a big respect for this group, their professionalism and what they do. And if there is any responsibility, we will search to find answers, but this group, professionalism will never be on the line.” 

On difficulty of conceding so early in the game and trying to come back 

“Right. It's so easy for a group that comes with the illusion to compete and stay in the game, and obviously look for our best way possible together for a result, is getting an early goal and losing control of the game that early obviously doesn’t help. This is not any excuse, it's just they [Miami] were better than us and we didn't do a good job today. We didn't show up today the way we are, and we will take that responsibility. This is a very bad day, to say it in front of our fans, and with the Darby and all these things. But we have personality and responsibility to just put our backs into this result. We'll get better.” 

On positives he can take from the game 

“Surely we'll find, probably not positive things, but we’ll find some reasons that needs to be taught deeply and see in our review and without us being so prone now to judge and just throw everything out of the window. I mean, we're a good squad. We have tremendous players, we have had a difficult moment [today], but also we have a team who has been fighting for first place in the [Concacaf Champions Cup] tournament so surely we will review it. What happened, and I say to the players, is that we don't have too much time to do it in the next couple of days, where you have to get your head back to the [Concacaf] competition and a very important match. That we will do but we're not going to leave this experience just to happen without us taking benefits of the reasons and learn from it.”

Orlando City defender Robin Jansson

Opening Statement 

“Not good enough. It's a Derby and we're coming out there with no energy. I feel we don't take control of the game like we normally try to do. So tonight was a rough one. It was not good enough on any part of the field, including myself, and I feel sorry for the fans that traveled here. They deserve better.” 

On how hard it was to concede minutes in on the road 

“No, I mean, it's not the best thing in any game. Doesn't matter if it's away or home. With that start, you're starting in in a bad spot. So from there, I felt like we couldn't really turn the game over to our favor. And yeah, I don't really know what to say now more than it's not good enough.” 

On positives that can be taken from the game 

“Of course, we have to look at the game and see where we didn't get our stuff down and we have to...We do it all the time. We do it when we win and we will do it when we lose. We have to go through what we're doing good and what we're doing [well] because otherwise we will never become better. So this was a bad take and we got to get the review, get analysis and see where we had the most errors. Then we just have to take it from there. But at the end of the day, we cannot stay back and look at this game too long, because we have our next game on Tuesday. So we have to move on and go for the next game. There is no excuses, but we have to move on.”