Carles Gil on New England’s focus heading into Postseason: “Everyone has the same feeling”
New England Revolution midfielder Carles Gil has produced one of the best seasons in the club’s recent history and is looking to lead the club on an MLS Cup title run.
The 2021 MLS MVP, Gil, New England’s captain, finished the 2023 season with 11 goals and 15 assists, leading the team in both categories.
Gil joined DJ Bean on “The Soccer Show” this morning to discuss New England’s Round One best-of-three series against the Philadelphia Union, a familiar foe for the Revolution. Gil says the Revolution are feeling confident and focused heading into a matchup of teams that finished the regular season with identical records.
“Everyone has the same feeling,” Gil said. “We had difficult moments [during the season], but in the end, we are a team that, if we find the performance that we want, we can do it for sure.”
The Eastern Conference rivals met last weekend, with New England collecting a 2-1 victory in the regular season finale. Forward Gustavo Bou netted both goals for the Revolution, a positive sign for the Argentinian striker, who battled injuries throughout the season. The Gil-and-Bou connection could pay dividends for New England in the postseason.
“[Forwards] can have a difficult moment, but the moment they score, everything changes,” Gil said. “I think this means a lot for him [Bou], after many difficult moments with injuries.”
Already the club’s all-time leader in postseason assists with five helpers over six playoff appearances, Gil has played in his fair share of matches against Philadelphia and knows what it takes to come out on top.
“For me, playing against Philly means ‘Okay, I need to be 100 percent in everything’” Gil said. “With the ball and without, and mentally focused because if not, you will for sure lose the game.”
Watch Gil and the fifth-seeded Revolution embark on their fourth postseason appearance in five years at 5:00 p.m., free to watch on Apple TV in English and Spanish, or listen live on ROCK 92.9 FM with Brad Feldman and Charlie Davies calling the match.