SANDY, Utah – Romain Alessandrini admits that he didn’t have the best night in the LA Galaxy’s 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake, but the team’s French Designated Player notched his first points in a Galaxy uniform.
Alessandrini provided the assists on goals by Dave Romney and Ema Boateng in the team’s first win of 2017 and the Curt Onalfo tenure. Despite the assists, it was an up-and-down showing for the Frenchman who was bottled up early in his first exposure to the thin air of Salt Lake City, but truly found spaces when Nathan Smith entered the match midway through the second half.
After the game, Alessandrini was pleased with his showing but revealed that he’s still expecting more from himself.
“My corners were good tonight, and Dave and Boateng scored good goals,” Alessandrini said. “We were [good] tonight. I’m disappointed with my game, but my two assists are the start of a good future for me. I hope to get a lot of goals and assists for the future.”
Galaxy boss Curt Onalfo agreed that the future is bright for the Frenchman once he gets more games under his belt.
“He’s going to get better and better. He hasn’t been with us a month. That’s another thing for the people on the outside that’s hard to see because we haven’t had our full group the entire time. It takes time to get to know each other,” Onalfo said of Alessandrini. “He’s going to only get better. He wears his heart on his sleeve, he tries stuff, and he makes plays. He did well and he only is going to get better and was frankly unlucky not to get a goal.”