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Head Coach Hans Backe Spoke to Press by Natalia Giraldo | April 2011
The Head Coach of the New York Red Bulls Hans Backe Promises a Great MLS Season for 2011.
NEW JERSEY - The former Swedish player and current head coach of the New York Red Bulls, Hans Backe,
spoke at the press conference on Tuesday March 15 at Red Bulls Arena of its objectives for the new
season begins this Saturday March 19. In a very friendly and cordial way the head coach let all the
press to approach him and to ask him questions. He answered every one with no problems.
Hans is confident and secure of his team. He feels proud and fortunate to have the presence of players
like Rafa Marquez and Thierry Henry who now begin their first full season with the club. For Hans,
Marquez and Henry are in better physical and technical conditions than last year. Hans believes that
the experience of these two players in European football will be of great help in order to win the
But Marquez and Henry are not the only players making Backe to feel more secure of the team this season.
New faces of the club like Jan Gunnar Solli from Norwegian, the midfielder Teemu Tainio and the England
striker Luke Rodgers makes Backe to assure that the New York Red Bulls are stronger than last season.
During the press conference the coach also talks about the Colombian player Juan Agudelo. In his view
Agudelo "is a leading full of potential" and must be one of the stars in the game this Saturday, March
19 against Seattle Sounders FC. Juan Agudelo, who suffered a "mild" groin injury during the team's
spring training in Florida last month, is back and training with the team.
Backe says that the Red Bulls can accomplish great things this season. He hopes to continue improving
and moving up the standings as he achieved last season where Red Bulls reached the playoff. Backe has
a contract as coach of the New York Red Bull through 2012 and he hopes to make a good campaign because
his plans are not have to leave the Club because of poor results.
Journalism student Natalia Giraldo speaks with TV Production student Michael Myrie about her interview
with Coach Hans Backe of the New York Red Bulls.