Mastroeni makes use of pause to work with protection


Real Salt Lake interim coach Pablo Mastroeni says he’ll use the upcoming break to work on his aspect’s self-discipline with out possession.

Ranked fourth within the league for objectives (45) and objectives in opposition to (44), RSL is certainly one of the entertaining sides in MLS for impartial.

The Utah group at the moment sits fifth within the Western Conference, however with simply two factors separating them from the Vancouver Whitecaps in eighth, a spot within the playoffs is just not assured.

By taking part in its seventh sport in lower than a month, RSL misplaced 2-1 to Austin FC on Saturday with a objective on both half by Cecilio Dominguez who handed Damir Kreilach’s strike within the sixty fourth minute to comfort standing.

But when the hectic schedule is over, RSL now has a two-week break earlier than returning to motion. Mastroeni intends to make use of that point to work on the shape of his aspect that is just not in possession.

“All basic principles,” he replied when requested what the main focus can be over the following fourteen days.

“In this formation, because we are so expansive, the coverage positions and the shape behind the ball must be better when things turn so that we can get pressure on the ball, but we are not also hit with a pass by three players. The attention to that part of it must be better. “

Mastroeni continued: “I thought we improved with the ball from our last match, but when I said that I thought we were really cheap in possession. Our positions when we were in the attack were better. But our performance was really bad today.

“I feel we simply need to work with all these little issues. It’s not that massive, I feel the fellows are snug with it. But the 2 issues, our type behind the ball in possession can be important and the mentality of our midfielder after we press.

“The second part of it is to make better decisions about the ball. We will go back and look at the band and make those decisions, but being sharper on both sides of the ball is what we will focus on.”

After the break, Real Salt Lake will host Rocky Mountain Cup rivals Colorado Rapids on October 16.

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