Brad Friedel Not Ready to Allow Complacency at New England

New England Revolution have been able to get a consistent set of results under the management of Brad Friedel, who is just experiencing life as a manager for the first time. The former Tottenham and Blackburn goalkeeper took over as the manager of New England back in November. He has been able to witness the Reds possessing a record of 7-4-6. As a result, the Revolution find themselves in a comfortable player spot in the Eastern Conference and they have not been troubled much. The stability is quite apparent even on the training ground, but there is a danger of this stability turning into a complacency.

Friedel is aware of the problem and he says that the squad should not let complacency creep in at any point in the campaign.Even though New England’s home form has been much better compared to their away results,Friedel says that the team are not happy at dropping points on the road or at home. A remarkable 21 out of the 28 points picked up my New England so far in the campaign have been at home. The club has struggled when it comes to away games and this will be an area of concern for the manager. However, this poor away form is not a feature of Friedel’s tenure at the club as it has been in place for the last couple of seasons.

“I said it once already, if we lose any points home or away, we’re not going to be happy. This is when the real journey begins, because when you go away you have to start getting points. In this league, when you win at home and get points away, that’s when you get to the playoffs,” said midfielder Diego Fernandez. “My staff and I won’t allow complacency. If we feel it’s creeping into individuals or collectively, we’ll try to put an end to it. That’s in any sport; complacency is a dangerous thing to have happen,” said Brad Friedel.