Under normal circumstances, CF Montreal will participate in the local afternoon game at Stade Saputo at the beginning of the season, and everyone will wear a little wool to stay comfortable, because summer and spring are not always very hot.
On the last Saturday of the game against the Columbus crew, the temperature at the kickoff was 34°C.
In these two halves, each half obviously has time to replenish water. Although there are many other situations, in the final whistle, many players’ tongues fell due to fatigue.
So, if the weather is so hot, why play these games at noon in the afternoon? Your guess is as good as ours, but what is certain is that it is related to hosting the NHL game at night.
The most important point of all these long prefaces is that even if it is sometimes unbearable, CF Montreal players don’t hate playing the Florida Heat at all.
“You have to adapt to these afternoon games,” Erik Hurtado admitted on Tuesday afternoon. It can be beneficial to us because we have begun to get used to it. “
It must be said that the organization has taken the necessary measures to keep this oppressive heat in good condition and restore it to its advantage.
The American forward said: “We train at 3 in the afternoon, so it’s better for us.” Yes, you died of fatigue on the court in one game, but the other team became more exhausted. “
This is indeed what we saw on Saturday, because the Crew players who participated in the game in the middle of the week did not have more fuel at the end of the game.
Montreal CF may not take advantage of these difficulties to score, but they at least seized the opportunity to hone their defensive abilities, which is important after allowing two goals in the first two games of the season.
“Not only the goalkeeper, but the entire team must be blocked. This is very important because the entire team is defending.” Kiki Struna, who was the first to start a second conflict in a row, insisted.
“In this game, everyone did a good job and put a lot of pressure. Now we know what to do, and I hope the next game will be the same on the defensive end.”