Schelotto Confident of Success in 2019 Campaign

  • Posted on: 12 March 2019

LA Galaxy manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto claims that the club are a work in progress after the club has experienced a mixed set of results in pre-season. The latest set of friendly matches for the team has seen back-to-back losses against Colorado Rapids. The team are also winless in any of the pre-season friendly games and this has increased doubts on Guillermo Barros Schelotto, who is already feeling the pressure. There have been several key changes to the squad over the summer and this can get more worrying for the manager if their form does not improve straightaway.

Galaxy open the new campaign with a home game against Chicago Fire. The main aim of the club this season would be the possibility of winning the MLS Cup, as they have missed out on the play-offs in the last two seasons. Schelotto is of the opinion that the team needs to build an identity before they can start to be successful. One process of creating an identity is changing the entire squad in terms of the approach to the game and this wholesome change can often be detrimental to the current set of results. Galaxy cannot afford to make another poor start to the campaign as they have been disappointing in recent seasons.

“We are getting the team [determined] today, tomorrow and Friday, but it is possible“ he will play. [Because] we have a lot of injuries, we accelerate the time for [Cuello]. Maybe he needs more time training with a professional team, but he has played some games preseason; pretty different to play than [in the game] we have Saturday, but we are comfortable with him,” said Barros Schelotto in a recent interview. Galaxy are trying to bring in a few players before the end of the window, as the squad has “been affected by injuries“.