The Revs went down 1-0 at Torontoâ€™s BMO Field because of Chad Barrettâ€™s 53rd minute goal and head coach Steve Nicol rued a lack of possession which caused his side to lose the contest.
â€śWe didnâ€™t have enough possession,â€™â€™ Nicol said. â€śWe need to be so much better with the ball, thatâ€™s why we lost. Inability to pass the ball to each other properly, thatâ€™s why we lost. No problems with effort, commitment, all that stuff. But the fundamentals of the game are passing and controlling the ball, and we didnâ€™t do that. We need to get better, because if we donâ€™t we arenâ€™t going to win games.
â€śJust generally, we just have to be better, start to finish. If we had the ball 100 times, then we passed it properly 10 times â€” thatâ€™s not a good ratio. You can be concentrating and be brave and when youâ€™re doing something, do it fully. Concentration, composure, yes, itâ€™s a whole host of things. Teams that win, thatâ€™s what they do â€” they pass the ball well.â€ť