Opening statement: "It's been a deserved result for the Sounders. Marathon could have gotten more from this game. I would say that this was one of the best games that Marathon played since I joined. Seattle made a lot of changes since the last game against Monterrey. Knowing they didn't have any mathematical chances any more, they could afford to do those changes. They had played well as a visitor and in home games, and now they finally won a match. Our team made some mistakes but I'm not going to come up with excuses for the result."
On advancingin Champions League: "Usually the key to advancing in the Champions League is to win at home. It's very different to play as a visitor and we know that the ones who qualify are the ones who play strong at home. The Sounders played well, could have even tied the game there. But now the game is very different for us. The team [Marathon] started and was imprecise in the beginning. Giving up a goal like that, it was very hard to recover. It was almost like a punch, psychological. It was very hard to come back from that."
On now needing Seattle to beat Saprissa on Oct. 19: "Indeed the one point difference is minimal. But as I mentioned, the history of teams who advance and play strong at home in the Champions League, make it a possibility for us to still advance. We will indeed depend a little bit on the Sounders, but we have no doubt about the level of effort, professionalism and ethics that a great team like the Sounders will put [on the field]. We will not be worried or breaking our heads thinking about what's happening here. We know that it's going to cost Saprissa a lot to get a positive result here and we trust the Sounders can win. With that, we just need to do our own part playing at home."