Watson: 'The 100% goal is to make the playoffs'
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It's a different experience for share. You said before it's it's a very familiar in a lot of ways it's it's the same group it's the same. -- change field you know did the same team but you know when you when you're the boss it's it is a little bit of that in the final say. And you know and and that's a little different it's it's very familiar you know we've we've had this group for a very comfortable. -- it at that it was a big surprise for everyone for staff and players that we thanks in here a long time it's. He's very successful coach and he's he's very well liked by by everyone so I think -- a big shock and I think use it was a tough couple days. Just realizing that he was going to be here anymore but you very quickly. Realize that you have a job to do -- need to focus on that. I know that pro season has gone as planned for you guys considering how successful you were you were last year. What's the goal for you it's the rest of the season for you in particular for this team I would imagine that it. To get in the playoffs -- -- That is completely -- to get in the playoffs I think right now. You know we're working on little things with the team that we think can help performances in. Me but -- a little more difficult to break down difficult defeats that. So there's just things on the field were working on -- that. The 100% goal is to make out with -- -- there between this year and last year. It would be remiss not just talk about the adversity we've had and we. We've had a tough time with injuries and suspensions and lots of things you know -- that's part of the season you know him. Really two seasons ago exactly how you want you gotta deal with universities. It's been it's been a tough season from that regard that. You know our guys are still working still fighting you know and we're we're doing our best to turn things around. Noticed your first game you. Mix it up a little bit at the end at the end of the match and I think there was something where you he kicked the ball back on the field -- fires that is that you as a coach I mean then have the guys responded that. Yeah no I think a pretty calm person for the most part but there's a fire I think any any athlete or any coach. They have that little bit of fire. You know I reacted it time and -- but I thought were bad tackles. You know is Harold -- always important back of my players and when I think they're not being protected out I'll probably get a little bit emotional at the time. And the players jumped in right away and kind of had my back -- which is nice and but I I don't know how much you'll see that but. It depends on the circumstance but is there -- I think it is it with a with any. Any person about this sport. See a lot of. A lot of a lot of construction going on around here the pushing her around that that stadiums that crop up any time now and you guys you can have a big time soccer stadium and you. You get a little piece of that this weekend at Stanford stadium how how much are you looking forward to that the giant crowded at Stanford stadium. We're looking forward to -- it's it's a big game you know we're planning -- outs which is our big rival. So the atmosphere will be fantastic you know the emotions will be high. Yeah it's a good opportunity for -- to to showcase our team in our sport to the people in the Bay Area. And we're looking to get three points you've you've been. Been around the MLS since the beginning we're -- to San Jose rank in your opinion as it is and Ellis. You know communities. It's a fantastic community and you know I think. I think with what we have right now we we don't have the biggest stadium where the best facilities right now but our our crowds are exceptional -- their big part of our our success at home. They do travel that road with us at times to you so. Got great support. And I think when we do get our new stadium it's just can add to that so it's it's a great soccer community here we're we're very. We're very fortunate. I know that last year in the classic coasting -- Stanford stadium there was. There you guys put on a little bit of a show at the end David Beckham was in the middle that we remember from that that you think is gonna be any sort of carry over from that game. That I don't think if -- can. That's that's in the past you know every game is different you know. At the big rivalry game there's always a little extra something on it you know it's not something you need to speak about -- manufacture. Everybody knows it's been driver is there's a lot of history between the two teams. I don't see any specific from the actual carry over. I think just the fact that. Everyone knows about the rivalry and it's a big game and we we wanted to get to three points but we also wanna get to three points for our supporters to. To realize it's a huge game --