Daryl Dike defined the significance of the 2-2 draw towards Nashville SC on Wednesday after a collection of poor outcomes left Orlando City in a susceptible place forward of the 2021 playoffs.
Dike scored the opening aim for Orlando City with a penalty within the 76th minute and changed teammate Nani on PK duties.
“When the referee blew the whistle, I just took the ball,” Dike defined at a post-match press convention. “I was convinced I wanted to score and help light the comeback, so I just took the ball and wanted to put it in the back of the net.”
A draw snapped Orlando City’s shedding streak in 4 video games that put their MLS Cup playoffs in jeopardy. The membership is now in seventh place with 39 factors in 27 matches.
“Recently, you know, we’re left the pitch with a sour taste in our mouths,” Dike mentioned. “After the New England game, I think we competed very well and we went out of the game, even though we did not get any points, [we were] thinking, okay, this is going to be when we start to change. We are entering this match, even after going down we still knew that today would be the day when we would get a result, that we would change things. “
Even in the event that they had been to qualify for the match of their present place, the race could be very shut and when victory can change the whole lot. With solely seven video games left of the season, Dike expressed the significance of each remaining minute.
“When we come in at the end of the season, this is what we wanted,” he added. “You want people to start pushing and get that desire again. And I think with these results, and with these upcoming games towards the end of the season, that’s exactly what we needed. I could not be more proud of the results we had today and the effort we gave. ”