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Peter Nowak Quotes

Peter Nowak
If you play (quality) soccer, ... you're always going to create something. (I was proud of) the determination from my players; we played like a unit today, like a team for 90 minutes.
Peter Nowak
#Determination

Peter Nowak
This was a good training session for us today. We've been working pretty hard on our fitness and I think that it showed in our legs today. Our effort is there, however, which is the most important. We'll continue to work throughout preseason to clean the rest of this up.
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#Fitness

Peter Nowak
It wasn't our sharpest night. The beginning of the first half, I thought we played pretty well, but we didn't keep it up the entire game which is something we are going to need to do.
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#Beginning

Peter Nowak
He came off the bench and made a difference; he played as a starter and he made a difference.
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#Bench

Peter Nowak
We still need to find a rhythm. Hopefully in the game on Saturday we can find a good rhythm that we can take into the season.
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#Game

Peter Nowak
We play at home right now. It's a different game.
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#Home

Peter Nowak
Colorado planned today not to play soccer -- just disturb us, ... If you're losing, you have to lose with class.
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#Class

Peter Nowak
If you're going into the game saying 'Ah, I have a talent, I have the potential,' then ... show me. That's what I expect from single player. If they're not going to do it, they will not be successful. I'm not the priest here to satisfy everyone. Now we'll go my way - even if it's sometimes wrong.
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#Potential

Peter Nowak
We know we should do better at the end of the game, ... We know we were supposed to win, but we cannot feel sorry for ourselves. It's another lesson learned, which is good before an important game.
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#Game

Peter Nowak
The toughest part is always to keep focus and concentrate, ... In a game like that, Chivas has nothing to lose. . . . As I told my guys, 'You have to be very careful going forward, but in this weather condition, if you have a chance, you have to put it in.' We did a pretty good job in the two minutes or five minutes we scored two goals, and actually the game was over.
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#Focus

Peter Nowak
We're getting smarter, that's for sure, ... It's still not perfect, we still have to work on a couple of things. We were winning 3-0 and we have to keep the lead and make sure nothing like that happens in the future. We put ourselves in a difficult spot and, for our confidence, it's not good to have a lead and then get shaky at the end.
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#Work

Peter Nowak
I don't want to find any excuses but the performance in the first half was unacceptable and I let them know at halftime that we need to play better and I think the team picked up the tempo and the rhythm. In the first 10 minutes we had two chances to score but I'm not going to let my guys off the hook.
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#Performance

Peter Nowak
We learned we are going to stick to our way of soccer, but of course we are not going to open up and you know, let the opposition score a goal in the first 50 minutes, ... This is two games and then the winner is going to go to the next round. So, as I said, we are going to play our way but I am going to keep in mind that one goal can change everything like we saw today.
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#Soccer

Peter Nowak
It's over and we need to think about the future,
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#Future

Peter Nowak
We just want to make sure everything is in place and he's not struggling with the injury and his fitness, ... We want to give him time to be ready for Saturday. We haven't made a final decision yet, but that probably makes more sense.
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#Fitness

Peter Nowak
We have a bad taste in our mouth after the game against Pumas, but during the [last five] months we really gained experience,
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#Taste

Peter Nowak
It's a learning process. We just want to make it better for everyone, better for our league and better for our team.
Peter Nowak
#Learning

Peter Nowak
With all these offensive weapons, we have to go forward and look for the win. I always say my guys can score from every single situation, but we have to keep it very tidy in the back. I'd rather lose 4-3 than 1-0 because when you score three goals you know the guys up front did a pretty good job.
Peter Nowak
#Weapons

Peter Nowak
It's not about the tactics. It's not about the substitutions. It's about the heart, and always was. If you go into the game thinking maybe that everything's going to be easy because we play at home, then you're wrong.
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#Heart

Peter Nowak
I was a second-year coach, and I made mistakes. We did come up short. Maybe we weren't that hungry, and it was my responsibility to make them hungry. I learned some important lessons, but I can't look back.
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#Mistakes

Peter Nowak
I think it's quality. We always felt -- with our president Kevin Payne and Dave Kasper, because we all make the decision -- we came to a consensus that the guys from Argentina are really something different from Brazilians. They care about the shirt, what kind of (team) logo you have on your shirt. They understand how competitive our league is. They understand what I expect of them.
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#Quality

Peter Nowak
You know, we still have a couple of weeks to work on some things, but we've found a good way right now. The third camp is almost easy, because everyone is anxious about the season and the players are fighting for their positions, so it's been good.
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#Work

Peter Nowak
We still have to work on some things, because we're playing too slow, too predictable. There were a couple of good chances, with Josh in the first half, right off the bat - we have to score from this position. And Freddy just before the half-these are some crucial plays. If we go in 2-1 at halftime, it's a different story. But the boys responded very well, and I'm happy with how they played.
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#Work

Peter Nowak
We played two complete halves. We had a few chances to score more goals, but this is what we expect ... and defensively we were very good.
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#Goals

Peter Nowak
I think we played two complete halves. We had chances to score more goals, but overall this is what we expect. ... The fans were amazing, and the whole stadium was just unbelievable and gave us a lift.
Peter Nowak
#Goals

Peter Nowak
You can see the progress, you can see how he adjusts to situations and of course, [how] he goes forward because this is his strength and this is his weapon.
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#Progress

Peter Nowak
He is still a little hurt and he'll need to adjust to the pace of the game, so we have to be patient. If he pushes himself too early, it's going to be a mess again. We have to take it step by step. We'll make a decision at the end of the week.
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#Hurt

Peter Nowak
This is not my kind of celebration for sure but it's a new generation now with new ideas. Maybe I'm too old fashioned.
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#Ideas

Peter Nowak
I think we picked it up and could have had two goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half, but the referees right now are out of hand, ... My best players are getting sent off and we have to cover for them in the toughest stretch of the season. That is unacceptable.
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#Goals

Peter Nowak
If he wants to score a goal, he would score it in the second half against Columbus. ... This is about the team, and always was, ... And I don't care who's going to be thereÊ-- because nobody is going to be above this team. This is our principle from the beginning.
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#Principle