“It’s very happy, scored a goal well, even scored a goal in the last minute, it is very happy; it is very important,” Brazilian forward Leandro Carri Joe (Leandro Carrijo) rescued the tie for the El Paso Locomotive at the end of Saturday night’s game against New Mexico United, he said.
In this way, Locos scored points in the first game of the 2021 U.S. Football League (USL) Championship.
“First of all, of course, we have to thank God for the opportunity given to me, and thank them for the opportunity given to me. Thanks to the opportunity of this game, I am very happy, which means that scoring is always good, even at the end of the game. , In a more classic case, this will not make the team lose the game. We are tied, we added a very important point for us,” the South American player added, he entered the substitution position in the 78th minute.
For the El Pasos, this is their first official game on USL after a long break since they lost to the Phoenix ups in the Western Conference finals in November last year.
“In my opinion, the final was last weekend, but it was seven months. During the two or three months of preparing for this game, we were very nervous. All this is the first game of the season. We haven’t seen so many fans on the court in the first seven months, so I think it was a good game. You have to correct, because the next one is coming, so you have to get better,” Carrijo said.
In the stands of Southwest University Park, there were only more than 5,000 fans, and the Brazilian also emphasized this. He recalled that when he came to Lokos last year, there were no spectators in the stadium.
“For our players, I think the important thing in the game is to win, but it is also important to have a hobby, that is, we show them their purpose, we have to fight for the team and for the fans. , For our family, and for them and us to bring them into the stadium is important.”
“I think even if there is a tie, they will go home happily because they saw a game. This is a classic game that we know how to tie. We want to win, we can’t, but the important thing is that we have to get a point.” .