Erick Torres | Postgame vs. Seattle Sounders FC

(on his feelings after the game) “Happy, happy for these three points, for the team and that I was able to score my first goal. I really wanted to celebrate; I really wanted to score my first goal. Thank God it was possible and we got the three points.”

(on the team’s dynamic) “No doubt. I think during the first half we knew we had to take the lead, go to halftime with one, two or three goals on our side and that’s what we did. In the second half, the defense did a great job. During the first half, we went with the lead, we did our job. During the second half, the defense worked on keeping the score and that we didn’t get the score tie.”

(on his free kick) “That’s something that people haven’t seen me do a lot, but I try to practice them as well; I try to analyze what my teammates do on free kicks. I saw it was an area where I have seen my ex-teammates in Mexico, (defender) Raul Lopez, who usually goes to that area and seeks the goalies post; I remembered that it always works for him. I decided to take the ball. I talked with (FW Romell) Quioto and (FW) Alberth Elis about blocking the keeper’s vision. That’s how it went. Well, thank God that worked out, to the post of the goalie and he thought it was going over the wall.”

(on his mood after being able to score again) “It was very important for me to be able to score. To be honest, I released a lot of the pressure I had for scoring, but those are soccer things. I always l take that pressure as a professional. I knew that the fans are expecting things from me; that’s just a reality. The front office and the owners of this club are expecting many things from me as well. I take everything as it comes, I trust my qualities, I know what I am capable of doing. Now that I was able to score, I feel much better, I feel much more confident to keep working during the week and go for all other ones that will come this season.”

(sobre las emociones despues del partido) “Contento, contento por los tres puntos, por el equipo y muy feliz de poder marcar mi primer gol. Ya tenia muchas ganas de festejar, tenia muchas ganas de marcar mi primera anotacion. Gracias a Dios se logra y se logran los tres puntos sobre todo”.

(sobre la dinamica del equipo) “Sin duda. Yo creo que el primer tiempo sabiamos que teniamos que ir a sacar el partido, irnos al medio tiempo con uno, dos o tres goles de ventaja y asi fue. El segundo tiempo, defensivamente se hace una gran labor. En el primer tiempo podemos irnos con una ventaja, hacemos nuestra chamba arriba. El segundo tiempo, la gente de atras se encarga de mantener el marcador atras y se encargan de que no nos empaten el partido”.

(sobre porque tiro el tiro libre) “Es algo que a lo mejor no se me ha visto mucho, pero bueno igual los trato de practicar, trato de analizar companeros que han tirado tiros libres. Vi que era una zona, donde habia visto a varios excompaneros que tuve un Mexico, Raul Lopez, que se para en esa zona y busca siempre el palo del portero; recorde que le funciona a el asi. Decidi pararme al balon, decirle a (Romell) Quito y Alberth (Elis) que taparan la vision del portero, asi fue. Bueno, gracias a Dios me salio ahi al poste del portero y el portero se fue con la finta de que iba por arriba de la barrera”.

(sobre su estado animico despues de volver a anotar) “Era muy importante para mi poder marcar. La verdad que si libero mucha presion que tenia por marcar, pero bueno son cosas del futbol. Siempre tome esa presion como un profesional. Sabia que la gente estaba esperando muchas cosas de mi es la realidad; los gerentes, los duenos del equipo estan esperando muchas cosas de mi. Tomo las cosas como son, confio en mis cualidades, se de lo que soy capaz. Ahora que cayo el primer gol me siento mucho mejor, me siento mucho mas tranquilo para seguir trabajando en la semana con mas calma y que caigan todos los demas que van a caer esta temporada”.