The Red Bulls conceded in injury time at their home ground to give up two points following Mehdi Ballouchyâ€™s earlier goal, causing tempers to fray after the match.
Backe, who has coaching experience in Europe, said that a similar situation at his past clubs would have brought about some physicality between his players as tensions rose due to a passion for the game.
â€śIt has to be. I had hoped for a fight,â€™â€™ Backe told the NY Post. â€śThere wouldâ€™ve been four guys fighting, absolutely. Youâ€™d get that; youâ€™d have to split them.
â€śIf you go into a European locker room, after a game like that you would expect a fight to take place, absolutely,â€™â€™ Backe added.
â€śIâ€™ve been involved so many times in Europe, and after a game like that, 30 seconds to go or something like that, you are that close to a fight or there could be a fight. For me, it must be kind of a reaction like that. Otherwise I would be worried, absolutely.
â€śI wasnâ€™t myself in the best mood, so there has to be a reaction. (Letâ€™s) see how we respond on Friday (against New England Revolution), because if we are a strong team, mentally strong, we will go up like that. If we are too soft you can drop after a reaction like that in a locker room.â€™â€™